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CITY OF CHICAGO. ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Thursday, January 11, 1917. 
*2:00 O'CLOCK P. M. 

(Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Ron. Wm. Hale Thomp- 
son, Mayor, and Aid. Kenna, Cough- 
lin, DePriest, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Martin, 
Doyle, McCormick, Nance, Merriam, 
Kimball, Tyden, Vanderbilt, Block, 
Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, Krum- 
dick. Kerner, Novak, Anderson, 
Home, Lawley, Smith, Utpatel, 
Rodriguez, ' Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkc^wiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Kjellander, Gnadt, Hader- 
lein, Gapitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Watson, Littler, Adam- 
owski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, 
Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke and Thos. J. 
Lynch. 

Absent — Aid. Cross. 



i Call to Order. 

At 2:00 o'clock P. M. (the hour 

I appointed for the meeting), the 

Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 

The Clerk called the roll of mem- 
bers, and there was found to be 
A quorum present. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve the 
printed record of the Proceedings 
of the regular meeting held Thurs- 
day, December 28, 1916, as sub- 
mitted by the Clerk, as the Journal 
of the Proceedings of said meeting, 
and to dispense with the reading of 
same. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Communications from the Mayc 
City Clerk, City CemptroUer, Coi.. 
missioner of Public Works and 
other City Officers, Departments 
and Branches of the City Govern- 
ment. 

Releases from House of Correction: 
Report. 

The Clerk presented a report 
submitted by His Honor the Mayor, 
containing a list of the names of 
persons released by him from the 
House of Corre6tion during the 
two weeks ended January 10, 1917, 
together with the cause of each re- 
lease, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Charles C. Healey: Resignation (as 

General Superintendent of 

Police). 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Office of the Mayor,) 
^HiCAGO, January 11, 1917. | 

honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I desire to advise 
you that Charles G. Healey' has 
heretofore resigned as General 
Superintendent of Police and that I 
have accepted his resignation. 

I respectfully ask the concurrence 
of your Honorable Body in my ac- 
ceptance of said resignation. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in the 
action of the Mayor in accepting the 
resignation of said Charles C. Healey 
as General Superintendent of Police. 

The motion prevailed. 



^n F. Schuettler: Appointment 
Genl. Supt. of Police). 

also, 

owing communication: 



Office of the M 
Chicago, January 11, 

e Honorable, the City y-. 

Gentlemen — ^By virtue :»; 
authority conferred upon 
law, I hereby appoint Her. 
Schuettler General Superinl 
of Police to serve for the une. 
portion of the term of Gharl 
Healey, resigned, and respect- 
ask the concurrence of your Ho 
able Body. ' 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Tho: ) 

Aid. Capitain moved to 
the rules temporarily, to pe 
mediate consideration of f 

going appointment. . 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to c i 
said appointment.' 
The motion prevailed. 



Official Bond: Herman F. Schue 
(as Genl. Supt. of Police). 

ALSO, 

The official bond of Herma 
Schuettler as General Supe 
tendent of Police, in the penal 
of twenty-five thousand dol 
with the London & Lancashire 
demnity Company of Americ<' 
surety. 

Aid. Richert moved to app 
said bond. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas 
nays as follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, DePr 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Ricl 
Doyle, McCormick, Nance, Merr 
Kimball, Tyden, Vanderbilt, B: 
Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, Kr 
dick, Novak, Anderson, Home, I 
ley. Smith, Utpatel, Rodri^ 
Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, Wa 
wiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, E 
ler. Miller, Franz, Geiger, Wa. 
Ellison, Hauler, Wallace, Gi 
Haderlein, Capitain, Link, Li 



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Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, Littler, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, O'Toole, 
Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, 
Michaelson, Blaha, Toman, Janke— 
63. 

Nays — None. 



CITY CLERK. 



Report of Acceptances and Bonds, 

The City Clerk submitted a re- 
port of acceptances and bonds un- 
der ordinances, filed in his office 
and not previously reported to the 
Council, which was ordered printed 
in the Journal and 
Placed on file. 

Said report reads as follows : 
Office of the City Clerk,") 
CHICAGO, January 11, 1917.) 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with 
the provisions of the Code, I hereby 
make report of acceptances and 
bonds filed in this office: 

Anheuser-Busch Brewing Ass'n.: 
Bond (to take place of former bond) 
ordinance of June 9, 1914, switch 
track; filed December 29, 1916. 

C. & N. W. Ry. Co.: Bond, track 
elevation ordinance of December 29, 
29, 1913; filed December 29, 1916. 
C, M. & St. P. Ry. Co.: Bond, track 
elevation ordinance of December 29, 
1913; filed December 29, 1916. 

Chicago Cold Storage Warehouse 
Co. : Acceptance and Bond, ordi- 
nance Of October 23, 1916, water 
pipes; filed December 22, 1916. 

Hull House Association: Accept- 
ance and Bond, ordinance of Decem- 
ber 13, 1916, bridge across alley; 
filed December 21, 1916. 

Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) John Siman, 

City Clerk. 



Annual Report: for 1916 (Including 

Tabulation of Amendments to 

The Chicago Code of 1911; 

Etc.) 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was, together with the report 
submitted therewith, ordered placed 
on file : 

Office op the City Clerk,] 
Chicago, January 11, 1917.] 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — I submit herewith a 
report of the earnings and activities 
of the City Clerk's office for the 
year ended December 31, 1916. i 
have included a tabulation of 
amendments to The Chicago Code of 
1911, and also a complete index of 
all general legislation passed by 
your Honorable Body subsequently 
to the enactment of said Code. 

Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) John Siman, 

City Clerk. 



Prevalence of Crime: Remedying of 
Conditions. 

ALSO, 

A resolution submitted by Kath- 
ryn Rutherford, suggesting appoint- 
ment of a commission to study the 
question of crime prevention, which 
was ordered 

Placed on file. 



W. 66th St.: Vacation of Stub End, 
E. of S. Irving Av. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the 
vacation of the stub end of West 
66th street, east, of and adjoining 
South Irving avenue (J. R. E. Hiltz, 
beneficiary) , which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 



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E. 63rd St.: Establishment of Grades 
(under I. C. R. R.) 

ALSO, 

An ordinance establishing the 
grades of East 63rd street under 
the tracks of the I. G. R. R. Co., 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 



Chicago Tunnel Co.: Excavation 
Chute. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the Chi- 
cago Tunnel Company requesting an 
extension of time for removal of 
excavation chute connecting with 
building of Central Cold Storage 
Company, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 



Water Works Shops: Laying Oflf of 
Employes. 

ALSO, 

A resolution from the Metal 
Trades Council of Chicago, urging 
that no employes of the water 
works shops be laid off for the pur- 
pose of reducing' expenses, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



City Employes Laid Off: Reinstate- 
ment. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the Muni- 
cipal Knights of Equity of Chicago, 
urging that City employes who have 
been laid off for the purpose of re- 
ducing expenses, be reinstated in 
the City's service, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



Sundry Claims. 

ALSO, 

A claim of Mrs. Ellen K. Ingal for 
compensation for damage to prop- 
erty, and claims of N. G. Conybear, 
Lake Superior Fish Company and E. 
Renzino for refunds of license fees, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

Report: Concerning "Bar Permits." 

The Clerk presented a report, 
submitted by the City Collector, 
containing a list of persons to 
whom special "bar permits" were 
issued since the last preceding 
meeting of the Council, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 



Financial Condition of City: for 
September and October, 1916. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 
the City Comptroller, which was, 
together with .the statement sub- 
mitted therewith, ordered placed on 
file: 

Department of Finance,") 
Chicago, January. 11, 1917.] 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
Aldermen, in City Council As- 
sembled: .-^ 
Gentlemen — In accordance with 
Section 43, Article 1, Chapter 4, of 
The Revised Municipal Code, I trans- 
mit herewith statement showing the 
financial condition of the City of 
Chicago for the months of Septem- 
ber and October. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 



January 11, 1917. 



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City Depositaries: Minimum and 
Average Daily Balances (De- 
cember, 1916). 

ALSO, 

The following communication and 
statement, which were ordered 
published and placed on file : 

Department of Finance, | 
Chicago, January 11, 1917. j 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 



Aldermen, in City Council As- 
sembled: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with 
the order of the City Council 
passed February 2, 1914, we beg to 
submit herewith City Comptroller's 
bank statement showing the mini- 
mum and average daily balances in 
each of the City Depositaries for 
the month of December, 1916. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller, 



CITY comptroller S BANK STATEMENT, SHOWING THE MINIMUM AND AVERAGE 

DAILY BALANCES OF CITY FUNDS IN EACH OF THE CITY DEPOSITARIES, 

FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1916. 

Minimum Average 

Bank. Balance. Balance. 

Aetna State Bank. * $ 100,000.00 $ 100,000.00 

American State Bank 250,000.00 250,000.00 

Atlas Exchange National Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Auburn State Bank of Chicago 50,000.00 71,800.00 

Austin National Bank 60,000.00 60,000.00 

Austin State Bank 75,000.00 75,000.00 

Bowmanville National Bank 30,000.00 30,000.00 

Capital State Savings Bank 50,000.00 50,000.00 

Central Manufacturing District Bank. 140,000.00 140,000.00 

Central Trust Company of Illinois 700,000.00 896,700.00 

Chicago City Bank and Trust Company 200,000.00 221,800.00 

Chicago Savings Bank and Trust Company 400,000.00 400,000.00 

Citizens' State Bank of Lake View 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Citizens' Trust and Savings Bank 35,000.00 35,000.00 

City State Bank 25,000.00 25,000.00 

Continental and Commercial National Bank of 

Chicago (Active) 478,790.60 1,877,501.33 

Continental and Commercial Trust and Savings 

Bank 500,000.00 587,000.00 

Depositors' State and Savings Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Drexel State Bank of Chicago 150,000.00 150,000.00 

Drovers' National Bank 200,000.00 219,300.00 

Drovers' Trust and Savings Bank 100,000.00 121,800.00 

The Edgewater State Bank 50,000.00 50,000.00 

Englewood State Bank 50,000.00 50,000.00 

Fidelity State Bank , 7,500.00. 7,500.00 

First National Bank of Chicago 1,200,000.00 1,325,800.00 

First National Bank of Englewood 75,000.00 75,000.00. 

First Trust and Savings Bank 1,000,000.00 1,158,000.00 

Foreman Bros. Banking Company 650,000.00 737,000.00 

Fort Dearborn National Bank 500,000.00 661,200.00 

Fort Dearborn Trust und Savings Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Franklin Trust and Savings Bank 225,000.00 225,000.00 

Fullerton-Southport State Savings Bank 95,000.00 95,000.00 

Garfield Park State Savings Bank 85,000.00 106,800.00 

Greenebaum Sons Bank and Trust Company. . . 250,000.00 288,700.00 



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Minimum Average 

gg^nk. Balance. Balance. 

Guarantee Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago . . 75,000.00 ^^'S??*?? 

Halsted Street State Bank. 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Harris Trust and Savings Bank ^l^A^^r!". ^'^3'.Tf.n 

Hibernian Banking Association 500,000.00 .538,700.00 

A. H. Hill & Co. State Bank 125,000.00 125,000.00 

Home Bank and Trust Company 10,000.00 lO.OOO-OO 

Hyde Park State Bank 125,000.00 125,000.00 

Illinois State Bank of Chicago. 35,000.00 35,000.00 

Illinois Trust and Savings Bank 1,400,000.00 1,716,100.00 

Interstate National Bank of Hegewisch 10,000.00 10,000.00 

Irving Park National Bank 50,000.00 50,000.00 

Jefferson Park P^ational Bank. 30,000.00 30,000.00 

Kaspar State Bank 75,000.00 75,000.00 

Kenwood Trust and Savings Bank 75,000.00 75,000.00 

Krause State Savings Bank 50,000.00 50,000.00 

Lake and State Savings Bank 150,000.00 150,000.00 

Lake View State Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Lake View Trust and Savings Bank 225,000.00 225,000.00 

Lawndale State Bank 75,000.00 96,800.00 

Liberty Trust and Savings Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Lincoln State Bank of Chicago 75,000.00 75,000.00 

Lincoln Trust and Savings Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Live Stock Exchange National Bank of Chicago 375,000.00 413,700.00 

Logan Square Trust and Savings Bank 55,000.00 55,000.00 

Madison and Kedzie State Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Market Trust and Savings Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Marquette Park State Bank 40,000.00 40,000.00 

Mercantile Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago 100,000.00 121,800.00 

Merchants' Loan and Trust Co 1,000,000.00 1,280,600.00 

Michigan Avenue Trust Company 50,000.00 50,000.00 

Mid-City Trust and Savings Bank 200,000.00 243,500.00 

Morgan Park State Bank. 5,000.00 7,100.00 

National Bank of the Republic of Chicago 700,000.00 858,000.00 

National City Bank of Chicago 500,000.00 606,400.00 

National Produce Bank of Chicago 100,000.00 121,800.00 

North Avenue State Bank 75,000.00 75,000.00 

North Side State Savings Bank 25,000.00 25.000.00 

North-western Trust and Savings Bank 150,000.00 d71,800.00 

North West State Bank 75,000.00 75,000.00 

Ogden Avenue State Bank 75,000.00 75,000.00 

People's Stock Yards State Bank 250,000.00 300,800.00 

People's Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago. . . 150,000.00 150,000.00 

Phillip State. Bank 75,000.00 75,000.00 

Pioneer State Savings Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Pullman Trust and Savings Bank 175,000.00 216,100.00 

Ravcnswood National Bank 25,000.00 25,000.00 

Rogers Park National Bank 25,000.00 25,000.00 

Roseland State Savings Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Schiff and Co. State Bank 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Second Security Bank of Chicago 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Security Bank of Chicago 200,000.00 219,300.00 

Sheridan Trust and Savings Bank 75,000.00 75,000.00 

Sixty-third and Halsted State Savings Bank... 100,000.00 100,000.00 



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Minimum Average 

T>oriTr Balance. Balance. 

SouthChicago Savings Bank 25,000.00 25,000.00 

South Side State Bank ^i?,iZZ ^nnnnnn' 

South West Merchants' State Bank .!2'2^^-nn XnZ 

South West Trust and Savings Bank ^H'TS. Aol'TnZ 

Standard Trust and Savings Bank tll'TA. 1 ^00 000 00 

State Bank of Chicago ^■^''^•"^nnnn ' 7 ^nnoo 

State Bank of West Pullman. • . ^ J.500.00 ^'500-00 

Stockmen's Trust and Savings Bank i^^'nnn on 2nq'?00 00 

Stock yards Savings Bank onnnno'no So 00 

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Snte°d state BaSk of Chicago 100 000 00 joo ooaOO 

Washington Park National Bank 60,000.00 60,000.00 

WPTidPll State Bank 50,000.00 50,000.00 

Test E^^^^^^^^^ State Bank 70,000.00 70,000.00 

West Side Trust and Savings Bank 50,000.00 50,000.00 

West Town State Bank 50,000.00 ^0,000.00 

Woodlawn Trust and Savings Bank 75,000.00 96,800.00 

(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptrolter. 



Experts and Special Counsel: Tabu- 
lation of Compensation Paid 
During 5-Year Period. 

ALSO, 

The following communication 
and statement^, which were ordered 
published and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Finance: 

Department op Finance,} 
Chicago, January 11, 191 7.| 
To the Honorable City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In compliance with 
Council Order of June 26, 1916, I 
am furnishing herewith a statement 
of amounts paid as compensation 
for personal services to individuals 
acting as special counsel, expert 
witnesses and other experts for the 
City of Chicago, during the years 
1910 to 1915 inclusive. 



Our records of expenditures prior 
to 1910 are not as convenient for 
reference, as at that time we did not 
have the statistical system in opera- 
tion. As strict compliance with the 
Council order necessitates a search 
through all vouchers and pay rolls, 
we have worked only on expendit- 
ures of the years since 1910 and 
nothing has been done on the prior 
nine years. Should you desire the 
full information as requested in or- 
dinance, one extra senior clerk 
should be provided. The estimated 
cost is 6 months at $1,320.00 or 
$660.00. 

I am submitting this partial re-, 
port for your information. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller, 



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DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



Settlement of Claims, Etc.: Monthly 
Report (December, 1916). 

The Clerk presented reports, sub- 
mitted by the Corporation Counsel, 
of settlements of claims and suits 
during the month of December, 
1916, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
WORKS. 



Grades: Sundry Streets. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the 
Commissioner of Public Works : 

Department op Public Works,] 

Bureau op Sewers, V 

Chicago, January 10, 1917. J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit here- 
with a proposed ordinance for the 
establishment of sundry street 
grades in the City of Chicago with 
the recommendation that it be 
passed at the next meeting of the 
City Council. 
(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
(Signed) Wm. R. Matthews, 

Bench and Grade Engineer. 
(Signed) Geo. E. McGrath, 

Supt., Bureau of Sewers. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of the ordinance 
transmitted with the foregoing 
communication. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Riohert, 



Miartin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, • Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

AN ordinance 

Establishing the grades of sundry 
streets in the City of Chicago 
County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the grades of 
the following streets, at the loca- 
tions herein indicated are hereby 
established at the following eleva- 
tions : 

Elevation 
in feet. 

At the intersection of South 
Kostner avenue and West 
56th street 24.0 

At the intersection of South 
Kostner avenue and West 
57th street 24.5 

At the intersection of South 
Kostner avenue and West 
59th street 25.2 

On Washington boulevard 99 
feet east of east line of 
South Talman avenue 15.1 

On Washington boulevard 219 
feet east of the east line of 
South Talman avenue 15.1 

On Washington boulevard 320 
feet east of the east line of 
South Talman avenue 17.6 

On Washington boulevard 360 
feet east of the east line of 
South Talman avenue 17.6 



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Elevation 
in feet. 



On Washington boulevard 345 
feet west of the west line of 
South Campbell avenue . . 16.0 

At the intersection of South 
Elizabeth street and West 



11 5th street 



36.0 



7.0 



At the intersection of Anthony 
avenue and Blackstone 

avenue 

On north curb line of West 
101st street at curb lines 
of South Seeley avenue pro- 
duced northerly «0.5 

On Forest avenue 150 feet 
south of the south line of 
East 134th place produced 

west ^'^ 

At the intersection of Went- 
worth avenue and West 

124th street 33.0 

At the intersection of Went- 
worth avenue and West 

127th street 23.0 

At the intersection of Loomis 
street and West 107th 

street •; ^^-^ 

At the intersection of Loomis 

street and West 107th place 37.7 
At the intersection of South 
Park avenue and East 133rd 



street 



11.0 



At the intersection of South 
Oakley avenue and West 

71st street 24.5 

At the intersection of South 
Irving avenue and West 71st 

street 24.5 

At the intersection of South 

Wood and West 84th street 25.5 
At the northeast curb corner 
of Lowe avenue and West 

123rd street 35.0 

On Lowe avenue 334 feet 
south of South line of West 

122nd street 36.0 

At the intersection of South 
Wood street and West 85th 

street 26.0 

At' the intersection of Archer 
avenue and South Spaulding 



Elevation 
in feet. 

avenue • • - 1^-^ 

At the intersection of Archer 
avenue and South Turner 

avenue 16.5 

On Archer avenue 300 feet 
Southwesterly from South- 
west corner of South Turner 
avenue and Archer avenue. 17.0 
At the intersection of South 
Spaulding avenue and West 

45th street 16.0 

On South Spaulding avenue 
465 feet south of South line 

of West 45th street 16.5 

On South Turner avenue 394 
feet south of intersection of 
the Southeasterly line of 
first alley south of Archer 
avenue with East line of 

South Turner avenue 16.5 

At the intersection of North 
Ashland avenue and Bau- 

wans street 14.0 

On South Kedzie avenue 357 
feet south of South line of 

West 31st street 12.1 

On South Kedzie avenue 448 
feet south of South line of 

West 31st street 15.3 

On South Kedzie avenue 487 
feet south 'of South line of 

West 31st street 16.5 

On South Kedzie avenue 547 
feet south of south line of 

West 31st street 16.5 

On South Kedzie avenue 586 
feet south of South line of 

West 31st street. 15.3 

On South Kedzie avenue 678 
feet south of South line of 

West 31st street 12.1 

On South Crawford avenue 
552 feet south of North line 
of West 33rd street pro- 
duced West 13.0 

On South Crawford avenue 
595 feet south of North line 
of West 33rd street pro- 
duced West 1^-3 

On South Crawford avenue 



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Elevation 
in feet. 

655 feet south of North line 
of West 33rd street pro- 
duced West 16.5 

On South Crawford avenue 
722 feet south of North line 
of West 33rd street pro- 
duced West ^ 16.5 

On South Crawford avenue 
782 feet south of North line 
of West 33rd street pro- 
duced West 14.3 

On South Crawford avenue 
842 feet south of North line 
of West 33rd street pro- 
duced West 12.5 

At the intersection of Indiana 
avenue and East 121st street 
(south of Illinois Central 
Railroad) 10.0 

At the intersection of Indiana 
avenue and East 121st place 10.0 

At the intersection of Indiana 
avenue and East 122nd 
street 10.5 

At the intersection of Indiana 
avenue and East 123rd 
street 11.0 

At the intersection of Indiana 
avenue and East 124th street 11.0 

At the intersection of Indiana 
avenue and East 124th place 11.0 

On East 122nd street 330 feet 
east of East line of South 
Michig-an avenue 27.0 

On East 123rd street 320 feet 
east of East line of South 
Michigan avenue 28.5 

On East 124th street 300 feet 
east of East line of South 
Michigan avenue 24.0 

On East 124th place 280 fe^t 
east of East line of South 
Michigan avenue 22.0 

On South Kolmar avenue 53 
feet north of North line of 
West 12th street 25.2 

On South Kolmar avenue 20 
feet north of North line of 
West 12th street 25.0 

On South 'curfe line of West 



Elevation 
in feet. 

12th street at East line of 
iSouth Kolmar avenue pro- 
duced South 25.2 

On North curb line of West 
12th street 25 feet east of 
East line of South Kolmar 
avenue produced South 25.2 

On South curb line of West 
12th street at center line of 
South Kolmar avenue pro- 
duced South 24.5 

At Northeast curb corner of 
West 12th street and South 
Kolmar avenue 24.8 

At Northwest curb corner of 
West 12th street and South 
Kolmar avenue 23.9 

On West 12th street 100 feet 
west of West line of South 
Kolmar avenue produced 
South 20.0 

On West 12th street 120 feet 
west of West line of South 
Kolmar avenue produced 
South 19.6 

On North curibi line of West 
12th street 305 feet west of 
West line of South Kolmar 
avenue produced South 19.8 

On North curb line of West 
12th street 456 feet west of 
West line of South Kolmar 
avenue produced South 25.0 

On North curtbi line of West 
12th street 490 feet west of 
West line of South Kolmar 
avenue produced South. . . . 25.4 

On South Kilbourn avenue 630 
feet south of South line of 
West 12th street 24.2 

At the intersection of North 
Central Park avenue and 
Bloomingdale avenue (south 
of Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway) 19.7 

On North Central Park avenue 
60 feet south of South line 
of Bloomingdale avenue 
produced West 21.8 

On North Central Park avenue 



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Elevation 
in feet. 

70 feet north of South line 
of Bloomingdale avenue 
produced West 19.7 

On North Central Park avenue 
145 feet north of South line 
of Bloomingdale avenue 
produced West 21.9 

On North Central Park avenue 
360 feet south of South line 
of Cortland street 21.9 

On Fillmore street 500 feet 
west of West line of South 
Central Park avenue 20.0 

At the intersection of West 
94th street and Wentworth 
avenue 15.5 

At the intersection of West 
93rd street and Wentworth 
avenue 15.5 

At the intersection of West 
96th street and Harvard 
avenue 16.0 

At the intersection of West 
96th street and Princeton 
avenue 16.0 

At the intersection of West 
96th street and Yale avenue 16.0 

At the intersection of West 
96th street and Wentworth 
avenue 16.0 

At the intersection of East 
100th street and Prairie 
avenue 15.5 

At the intersection of East 
100th street and Forest ave- 
nue 16.0 

At the intersection of East 
100th Street and Calumet 
avenue .15.7 

At the intersection of East 
100th street and South Park 
avenue 16.0 

At the intersection of East 
100th street and Vernon 
avenue 15.5 

At the intersection of East 
100th street and Eberhart 
avenue 15.3 

At the intersection of East 
100th street and Rhodes 



Elevation 
in feet. 

avenue 15.0 

At the intersection of East 
100th street and St. Law- 
rence avenue 15.0 

At the intersection of East 
100th street and Dauphin 
avenue 14.8 

At the intersection of East 
100th place and Dauphin 
avenue 14.7 

At the intersection of East 
100th place and St. Law- 
rence avenue 14.7 

At the intersection of East 
101st street and Indiana 
avenue 15.5 

At the intersection of East 
101st street and Prairie ave- 
nue 15.2 

At the intersection of East 
101st street and Forest ave- 
nue 15.5 

At the intersection of East 
101st street and Calumet 
avenue 15.3 

At the intersection of East 
101st street and South Park 
avenue '. 15.3 

At the intersection of East 
101st street and Vernon 
avenue 14.8 

At the ^intersection of East 
101st street and Eberhart 
avenue 14.7 

At the intersection of East 
101st street and Rhodes ave- 
nue 15.0 

At the intersection of East 
101st street and St. Law- 
rence avenue 14.5 

At the intersection of East 
101st street and Dauphin 
avenue 14.5 

At the intersection of East 
101st place and Dauphin 
avenue . . ., 14.3 

At the intersection of East 
101st place and St. Law- 
rence avenue 14.3 

At the intersection of East 



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Elevation 
in feet. 

102nd place and St. Law- 
rence avenue 14.0 

At the intersection of East 
102nd place and Dauphin 
avenue .' . 14.0 

At the intersection of East 
102nd street and Indiana 
avenue 14.0 

At the intersection of East 
102nd street and Prairie 
avenue 14.7 

At the intersection of East 
102nd street and Forest ave- 
nue 15.2 

At the intersection of East 
102nd street and Calumet 
avenue » . . . 14.5 

At the intersection of East 
102nd street and South Park 
avenue 14.5 

At the intersection of East 
102nd street and Vernon 
avenue 14.5 

At the intersection of East 
102nd street and Eberhart 
avenue 14.3 

At the intersection of East 
102nd street and Rhodes 
avenue , . 14.0 

At the intersection of East 
102nd street and St, Law- 
rence avenue 14.2 

At the intersection of East 
102nd street and Dauphin 
avenue 14.0 

At the intersection of East 
103rd street and Prairie 
avenue 14.0 

At the intersection of East 
103rd street and Forest 
avenue 14.0 

At the intersection of East 
103rd street and Calumet, 
avenue 14.0 

At the intersection of East 
103rd street and South Park 
avenue 14.0 

At the intersection of East 
103rd street and Vernon 
avenue 14.0 



Elevation 
in feet. 

At the intersection of East 
103rd street and Eberhart 
avenue • 14.0 

At the intersection of East 
103rd street and Rhodes 
avenue 14.0 

At the intersection of East 
103rd street and St. Law- 
rence avenue 14.0 

On East 103rd street 100 feet 
west of West line of Dau- 
phin avenue 14.0 

At the intersection of East 
103rd street and Dauphin 
avenue 12.0 

At the intersection of East 
104th street and Prairie 
avenue 14.5 

At the intersection of East 
104th street and Forest ave- 
nue 14.5 

At the intersection of East 
104th street and Calumet 
avenue 14.5 

At the intersection of East 
104th street and South Park 
avenue 14.5 

At the intersection of East 
104th street and Vernon 
avenue 14.0 

At the intersection of East 
104th street and Eberhart 
avenue 14.0 

At the intersection of East 
104th street and Rhodes 
avenue 13.5 

At the intersection of East 
104th street and Dauphin 
avenue r 13.5 

At the intersection of West 
49th street and South Kil- 
dare avQuue 18.0 

At the intersection of West 
49th street and South Kolin 
avenue 18.0 

On Green street (first street 
east of Normal avenue) at 
350 feet south of South line 
line of West 39th street. . . 14.0 

At the intersection of LaPorte 



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Elevation 
in feet. 

avenue and Leland avenue. 31.5 
On LaPorte avenue 125 feet 
south of South line of Law- 

rence avenue • ^^•'^ 

On Berwyn avenue 150 feet 
west of West line of Wm- 

throp avenue ^"^ 

At the intersection of Leclaire 

avenue and Cullom avenue.. 34./ 
On West Pearson street 200 
west of West line of North 

State street ^^-^ 

At Southeast curh corner of 
Indiana avenue and H^ast 



of 



136th place 

At Northeast curh corner 
Indiana avenue and East 
136th place 

On East 136th place 116 feet 
east of East line of Indiana 



18.5 



18.0 



12.8 



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Elevation 
in feet. 



avenue 

At Northeast and Southeast 
curb corners of Indiana ave- 
nue and Leyden avenue. . . . 19.7 
On Northeasterly curb line of 
Leyden avenue 102 feet 
Southeasterly from North- 
easterly corner of Indiana 
avenue and Leyden avenue. 19.7 
On East curb line of Indiana 
avenue 120 feet north of 
No?th line of East 136th 

place produced West. 14.4 

On West 52nd street at East 
line of South Western ave- 
nue boulevard 1^"=^ 

On West 52nd street 1020 feet 

east of East line of 'South 

Western avenue boulevard. 13.d 

At the intersection of Elston 

avenue and North Kilbourn 

avenue '^"•" 

At the intersection of Elston 

avenue and Winona street. 32.U 
•At the intersection of East 
24th street and Lake Park 

avenue ^^'^ 

On South Fairfield avenue at 
first alley north of West 
111th street ^4.u 



On South Fairfield avenue 360 
feet north of North line of 

West Ulth street... 5'-" 

At the intersection of West 
UOth street and South Fair- 

field avenue ^'^'^ 

On South Talman avenue, 300 
feet north of North line of 

West Ulth street »'•" 

At the intersection of South 
Talman avenue and West 

110th street ^ ^^'^ 

At the intersection of "South 
Talman avenue and West 

109th street ..: ^^-^ 

, On South Talman avenue 300 
feet north of North line of 

! West 110th street 55-" 

\ At the intersection of South 
Crawford avenue and West 

I 83rd street ^^-^ 

At the intersection of Vin- 
cennes avenue and West 

92nd street ^^'^ 

On Lowe avenue at North line 
of right of way of Illinois 
Central Railroad on West 

121st street -^^-^ 

On Wallace street at North 
line of right of way of Illi- 
nois Central Railroad on 

West 121st street ..•• ^^-^ 

On Normal avenue at North 
line of right of way of Illi- 
nois Central Railroad on 

West 121st street ^^-^ 

On Eggleston avenue at North 
line of right of way of Illi- 
nois Central Railroad on 

West 121st strfeet ^^-^ 

On Harvard avenue at North 
line of right of way of Illi- 
nois Central Railroad on 

West 121st street • ^^-^ 

On Princeton avenue at North 
line of right of way of Illi- 
nois Central Railroad on 

West 121st street ^^-^ 

On Yale avenue at North line 
of right of way of Illinois 



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Elevation 
in feet. 

Central Railroad on 121st 
street 30.4 

On South Western avenue 660 
feet north of the center line 
of West 91st street 89.5 

On South Western avenue 
1320 feet north of the center 
line of West 91st street 89.5 

On South Western avenue at 
Section line on line of West 
87th street to the East. .... 86.5 

On South Western avenue 660 
feet south of Section line on 
line of West 87th street to 
the East 86.5 

At the Northwest and South- 
west curb corners of South 
Racine avenue and West 
63rd street 15,7 

At the intersection of South 
Elizabeth street and West 
63rd street 15,5 

On East 55th place 250 feet 
west of West line of South 
Park avenue produced South 21.3 

At the intersection of West 
117th street and Hale ave- 
nue 42 

On Aberdeen street 300 feet 
north of North line of West 
90th street 23.5 

On West 112th place at West- 
erly line of right of sway of 
Pittsbiirg-h, Cincinnati, Chi- 
cago & ,St. Louis Railway 
(between South Carpenter 
street and South Morgan 
s^^eet) 38 

At the intersection of Aber- 
deen street and West 112th 
P^ace 38 

At the intersection of Aber- 
deen street and West 112th 
'Street 3,8 

At the intersection of South 
May street and West 112th 

^P'^^« 37.5 

On South May street 300 feet 



Elevation 
in feet. 

south of South line of West 

112th place 38.0 

At the intersection of South 
Elizabeth street and West 
114th place 35.5 

On East 99th street 125 feet 
west of West line of South 
Michigan avenue produced 
South 16,0 

At the intersection of South 
State street and East 98th 
place 16.0 

At the intersection of South 
Michigan avenue and East 
98th place 17.3 

On East 98th place at 125 feet 
west of West line of South 
Michigan avenue 16.0 

The above elevations shall be 
measured from the plane of Low 
Water of Lake Michigan of A. D. 
1847, as established by the Board 
of Trustees of the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal and fixed by the 
City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago on July 11, 1898, by an ordi- 
nance relating to the Lind Block 
Bench Mark, which ordinance was 
re-enacted as Section 1063 of the 
Chicago Code of 1911. 

Section 2. That all grades Jiere- 
tofore established conflicting with , 
the grades herein are hereby abol- 
ished. 

Section 3. That this ordinance 
shall be in force from and after its 
passage. 



Water Supply Pipes: in Sundry 
Streets. 

ALSO, 

An order authorizing the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to lay 
water supply pipes in sundry 
streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



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POLICE PENSION FUND. 

Beneficiaries of Fund: Semi-annual 
Report. 

The Clerk presented a semi- 
annual report submitted by the 
Board of Trustees of the Police 
Pension Fund, showing the bene- 
ficiaries of said fund, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 



Condemnation of Property: Front- 
ing on W. 22nd St. and S. 
Clifton Park Av. 

The Clerk presented a communi- 
oation submitted by the. Board of 
Education, requesting authority to 
condemn property fronting on West 
22nd street and South Clifton Park 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Schools, Fire, Police and Civil 
Service. 



BO\RD OF LOCAL IMPROVE 
MENTS. 



Assessment Rolls. 

The Clerk presented a list, sub- 
mitted by the Board of Local Im- 
provements, of assessment rolls hied 
in the County Court January 8, for 
final hearing January "25, 1917, 
which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



Finance. 



Committee on Litigation fop Re- 
ductions in Gas Rates: Expen- 
ditures for January. 

The Committee on Finance sub- 
mitted a report recommending the 



passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith, in reference to expen- 
ditures of the Committee on Liti- 
gation for Reductions in Gas Rates 
during January, 1917. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur m 
,said report and to pass said or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols Cul- 
lert'on, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Horne, Lawley, bmitn, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Ser, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Waflace, Gnadt, Hadfleii^ Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler. Adamowski, Hru- 
bec Byrne, O'Toole, Keurn^, Peg- 
Jam, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That an ordinance 
heretofore passed by this Council on 
December 13, 1916, and shown at 
pages 2512-2513 of the Council 
Journal of that date providing for 
payment of January expenses and 
amended December 28, 1916, as 
shown at page 2662 of the Council 
Journal of that date, be and the 
same is hereby further amended as 
follows : 

By adding at the end of Section 1 
the following words : 

"Nor shall the reduction provided 
for herein apply to the expense of 
the Committee on Gas Litigation . 



Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and 
after its passage. 



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January 11, 1917, 



"Boulevard Connecting Link": Ad- 
justment of Pavings and 
Sidewalks. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom 
had been referred (December 7, 
1916, pages 2362-3) two ordinances 
for reconstruction and readjustment 
of pavings and sidewalks on Lincoln 
parkway, East Randolph street and 
Beaubien court in connection with 
the "boulevard connecting link", 
submitted a report recommending 
the passage of ^aid ordinances. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the 
ordinance relating to Lincoln park- 
way. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Mei'riam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler. Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blah a. Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

For the improvement of Lincoln 
Parkway from the south curb 
line of East Pearson street to the 
center line of East Chicago 
avenue, except such portion 
thereof as is occupied by street 
railway rights of way. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Lincoln Park- 



way from the south curb line o1 
East Pearson street to the centei 
line of East Chicago avenue, excepi 
such portion thereof as is occupiec 
by street railway rights of way, ib( 
improved as follows: 

The roadway of said Lincolr 
Parkway shall be of a minimuir 
width of fifty-five (55) feet, be- 
iDg at least twenty-seven and one- 
half (271/2) feet on each side 
of a straight line extending froir 
the intersection of the center line 
of the present roadway of Lincoln 
Parkway and the north curb line 
of East Pearson street to a point 
seventy and one-half (70 1/^) feei. 
west of the east line of Lincoln 
Parkway and twelve (12) feet 
south of the south line of East 
Chicago avenue. 

The improvement herein provid- 
ed for and th© various parts thereof 
not otherwise described shall be of 
the location, dimensions, materials 
and manner of construction shown 
in the annexed plan which is here- 
by referred to and made a part 
hereof. 

A line of concrete curbing shall 
be set on each side of the roadway 
of said Lincoln Parkway betweei] 
the said points, as shown on said 
plan, except across the roadway 
of East Chicago avenue. 

Said curbing shall be six (6) 
inches thick at the top and nine 
(9) inches thick at the bottom and 
thirty (30) inches deep, and shall 
rest on a bed of cinders twelve (12) 
inches wide ^and six (6) inches 
deep. The top and exposed face 
of the curb for a space of twelve 
inches down from the top shall be 
smoothly finished with Portland 
cement mortar which shall be 
composed of one part of Portland 
cement and two parts of fine ag- 
gregate, mixed with a proper 
amount of water; the said fine ag- 
gregate shall be of the best quality 
of torpedo sand free from organic 
matter, and shall be graded in 
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having eight meshes to the lineal 
inch and be retained on a sieve hav- 
ing eighty mesihes to the lineal inch 
and so that not more than twenty 
per centum of the fine aggregate 
shall pass through a sieve having 
fifty meshes to the lineal inch. 

The west curb line of said Lin- 
coln Parkway shall be curved to 
the west to meet the north curb 
line of East Chicago avenue at a 
point one hundred and twenty-nine 
feet west of the east line of Lincoln 
Parkway extended from the south. 
The east curb line of said Lincoln 
Parkway shall be curve^d to the 
east to meet the north curb line 
of East Chicago avenue and shall 
thence extend to the east line of 
said Lincoln Parkway extended 
from the south. 

The west curb line of said Lin- 
coln Parkway shall be curved to 
the west to meet the south curb 
line of East Pearson street at a 
point nine feet east of the west 
line of Lincoln Parkway extended 
from the north. The east curb line 
of said Lincoln Parkway shall be 
curved to the east to meet the south 
curb line of East Pearson street 
at a point twenty-one feet west of 
the east line of said Lincoln Park- 
way extended from the north. 

The roadway of said Lincoln 
Parkway, between the roadway 
faces of said curbs, of the width 

K shown on the annexed plan, from 
'he south curb line of East Pear- 
5on street to the center line of East 

f Chicago avenue (except the space 

Dccupied by the street railway 
rights of way) and the roadway of 
said portion of the said inter- 
section O'f said East Chicago avenue, 
as shown on said plan, shall be 

I graded as may be required, and the 

i surface of the roadways shall be 

^ compacted, and upon this surface 
shall be placed a layer of concrete 
eight inches in depth, the top sur- 
face of which shall be at the proper 
elevation to receive the asphaltlc 
pavement which shall be placed 
thereon. Said concrete shall toe 



composed of one volume of fine ag- 
gregate and two volumes of coarse 
aggregate and such quantity of 
Portland cement that seven cubic 
feet of the concrete in place shall 
contain ninety-four pounds of ce- 
ment. Said fine aggregate shall be 
of the best quality of torpedo sand 
free from organic , matter, and shall 
be graded in sizes so as to pass 
through a sieve having four meshes 
to the lineal inch and to be retained 
on a sieve having one hundred 
meshes to the lineal inch and so 
that not more than twenty per cen- 
tum of the said fine aggregate shall 
pass through a sieve having fifty 
meshes to the lineal inch. Said 
course aggregate shall be stone free 
from dirt and impurities, and shall 
be uniformly graded in sizes so as 
to pass through a ring one inch in 
diameter and be retained on a sieve 
having four meshes to the lineal 
inch. Said Poirtland cement shall 
be sound and of the best quality 
and shall be of a fineness such that 
ninety-two per centum will pass 
through a sieve having one hun- 
dred meshes to the lineal inch. 
Briquettes made from a mortar com- 
posed of one part of said Portland 
cement and three parts torpedo 
sand" exposed to the air for one 
day and immersed in water for six 
days, shall have an ultimate tensile 
strength of two hundred pounds 
per square inch. 

The asphaltic pavement herein 
specified for the proposed improve- 
ment shall consist of a wearing or 
surface course one and one-half 
inches in thickness laid on a binder 
course one and one-half inches in 
thickness, laid on the concrete 
foundation herein specified. 

The binder" course shall consist 
of asphaltic cement and clean stone 
crusher run of varying sizes so_ as 
to pass through a one-inch ring. 
The stone shall be heated and thor- 
oughly mixed with the asphaltic 
cement in such proportions that 
100 parts by weight of the mixtui-e 



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shall contain 6 parts of bitumen 
soluble in carbon disulphide. The 
binder course shall be spread upon 
the concrete ibase while in a hot 
and plastic condition land shall be 
rolled until it is compacted and its 
surface is one and one-half inches 
below the fmished surface of the 
pavement. 

The wearing or surface course 
shall consist of a mineral aggregate 
of fine crushed stone, sand and 
Portland cement mixed with as- 
phaltic cement in such proportions 
that 100 parts by weight of the 
mixture shall contain 9 parts of 
bitumen soluble in carbon disul- 
phide, 10 parts of mineral aggregate 
that will pass through a sieve with 
200 meshes to the lineal inch, 
9 parts of mineral aggregate 
that will pass through a ring one- 
half inch in diameter and be re- 
tained on a sieve with four meshes 
to the lineal inch, and 72 parts of 
mineral aggregate of intermediate 
sizes, provided that at least 5 per 
centum of the. paving mixture shall 
be Portland cement. 

The asphaltic cement shall be 
prepared from the residue obtained 
in the careful distillation of as- 
phaltic petroleum or from native 
asphalt combined with a suitable 
flux, if flux be necessary, or from 
a combination of the above named 
materials, provided that the pro- 
portion of the flux shall not ex- 
ceed 50 per centum by weight of 
the asphaltic cement. If the pro- 
portion of the flux exceeds 25 per 
centum by weight of the asphaltic 
cement, only asphaltic or semi- 
asphaltic flux shall be used. 

The mineral aggregate and the 
asphaltic cement shall be heated 
separately to a temperature of 300 
degrees Fahrenheit and then thor- 
oughly mixed together in a suitable 
apparatus. The paving mixture, 
while at a temperature of not less 
than 250 degrees Fahrenheit, shall 
be carefully spread upon the bind- 
er course to such a depth that when 



compacted the thickness of the 
wearing course shall be 1^/4 inches. 
As soon as spread the paving mix- 
ture shall be compacted by rolling 
with a 5-ton roller, after which 
natural hydraulic cement in the 
propoTtion of one barrel of cement 
to 1,000 square yards of pavement 
shall be swept over it and the 
whole then thoroughly compacted 
by rolling with a ten-ton roller. 

A concrete sidewalk shall be laid 
on each side of said Lincoln Park- 
way from the south curb line of 
East Pearson street to the north 
curb line of East Chicago avenue 
and shall be of the location and di- 
mensions shown upon said plan. 
The concrete of said sidewalks shall 
be composed of one volume of fine 
aggregate and two volumes of 
coarse aggregate and such quantity 
of Portland cement that five and 
one-half cubic feet of concrete in 
place shall contain 94 pounds of 
cement. The fine aggregate, the 
coarse aggregate and the Portland 
j cement here specified shall be of 
' the kind and character hereinabove 
defined in respect to the concrete 
curbing. The tops of said side- 
walks shall have a finishing sur- 
face of mortar one-half inch in 
thickness. The said sidewalks 
shall be five inches thick, including 
the finishing surface, and rest on 
a layer of cinders six inches in 
thickness, which shall rest on a 
compacted- graded surface. The 
concrete shall be thoroughly mixed 
with sufiicient water to form^ a 
plastic mass and shall be put in 
place before it has time to set. The 
mortar finish shall be applied be- 
fore the underlying concrete has 
set and shall be finished smooth 
and true with proper tools. The 
grade of the cunbing, pavements 
and sidewalks herein provided shall 
conform to the existing curbing, 
pavement and sidewalks in Lincoln 
Parkway between the center line of 
East Pearson street and the center 
line of East Ohiicago avenue. 

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basins and electric light poles in 
the line of the proposed construc- 
tion shall be suitably re-lotjated 
and adjusted. 

Section 2. That if and when the 
thoroughfare extending from the 
north curb line extended from the 
west of East Randolph street north- 
ward along North Michigan avenue 
and over the Chicago River and 
thence over private property and 
along Pine street and Lincoln Park- 
w^ay to the center line of East Chi- 
cago avenue shall be about to be 
constructed pursuant to the ordi- 
nance providing therefor, it shall be 
the duty of the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chi- 
cago to make the improvement 
hereinabove specified in the man- 
ner ^provided by law. 

The entire improvement herein 
provided fo^r shall be constructed 
and completed in a workmanlike 
manner under the supervision and 
to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of PuiMic Works of the said 
City of Chicago, 

Section 3. That the said im- 
provement shall be made and the 
whole cost thereof, being the esti- 
mated sum of $8,000, shall be paid 
out of the general fund and by gen- 
eral taxation of the City of Chica- 
go, and the Committee on Finance 
of the City Council is hereby di- 
rected to make provision for the 
expense of said improvement in 
•preparing the annual appropria- 
tion bill for the year 1917. 

Section 4. That all ordinances 
and parts thereof in conflict with 
this ordinance are repealed and this 
ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the 
ordinance relating to East Randolph 
street and Beaubien court. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 



Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Miartin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawiey, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher. Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Whereas, The City of Chicago 
has provided by a certain ordi- 
nance passed March 24, 1914, for the 
improvement o^f a thoroughfare ex- 
tending from the north curb line 
extended from the west of East 
Randolph street northward along 
North Michigan avenue and over the 
Chicago River and thence over 
private property and along Pine 
street and Lincoln Parkway to the 
center line of East Chicago avenue 
and the necessary approaches 
thereto together with a connecting 
bridge across the Chicago River and 
for the condemnation of lands re- 
quisite therefor in the City of 'Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois, and proceedings for the 
condemnation of property therefor 
are now pending in the County 
Court of Cook County, Illinois, as 
Gen. No. 33202, in and by which 
ordinance it is provided that said 
thoroughfare from the north curb 
line extended from the west of East 
Randolph street to a line 428.74 
feet north of and parallel with the 
north line at East South Water 
street shall be of a width of 127.5 
feet; and 

Whereas, In improving said 
thoroughfare to said width, it will 
be necessary to remove the pave- 
ment at the intersection of North 
Michigan avenue and East Ran- 



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dolph street and the pavement on 
East Randolph street east of North 
Michigan avenue and remove the 
sidewalks on East Randolph street 
and readjust said pavement and 
said sidewalks toi conform to the 
new improvement as provided by 
said ordinance; now, therefore, 
Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 



Section 1. That whenever the 
thoroughfare extending from the 
north curb line extended from the 
west of East Randolph street north- 
ward along North Michigan avenue 
and over the Chicago River and 
thence over private property and 
along Pine street and Lincoln Park- 
way to the center line of East Chi- 
cago avenue and the necessary ap- 
proaches thereto together with a 
connecting bridge across the Chi- 
cago River shall be about to be con- 
structed, ■ in accordance with the 
provisions of the said ordinance 
passed March 24, 1914, 

The Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicagoi is 
authorized and directed to take up 
all pavement and crosswalks in 
that portion of the intersection of 
North Michigan avenue and East 
Randolph street bounded by the 
south line of East Randolph street, 
the north curb line produced from 
the west of East Randolph street, 
the existing west curb line pro- 
duced from the north of North 
Michigan avenue and the east curb 
line produced from the south of 
North Michigan avenue; and to re- 
pave said portion of said intersec- 
tion, as herein described, with 
granite blocks to conform to the 
elevation of the pavement on North 
Michigan avenue as widened and to 
conform to the elevation of the ex- 
isting pavement on North Michigan 
avenue south of East Randolph 
street and to conform to the eleva- 
' tion of the existing pavement on 
East Randolph street west of North 
Michigan avenue. 

The Commissioner of Public 



Works of the City of Chicago is au- 
thorized and directed to construct 
a sidewalk sixteen feet wide south 
of and adjoining the north line of 
East Randolph street from the east 
line of North Michigan avenue as 
widened toi the west curb line of 
Beaubieh court, said sidewalk to 
be of concrete, except that the ex- 
isting stone sidewalk along the 
north line of East Randolph street 
shall be raised to the proper grade 
to form a part of the said sixteen- 
foot sidewalk; to construct a con- 
crete sidewalk from the west curb 
line of Beaubien court to the west 
line of Beaubien court and from 
the north line of East Randolph 
street to a line eighty-nine feet 
north of and parallel with the north 
line Oif East Randolph street; and 
to construct new concrete curbs un- 
der these sidewalks along a line 
sixteen feet south of and parallel 
with the north line of East Ran- 
dolph street and along the west 
curb line of Beaubien court. The 
grade of the sidewalk at the curb 
lines at the east line of North 
Michigan avenue as widened shall 
conform to the grade provided for 
the sidewalk at that point and 
thence shall slope to an elevation 
of twelve feet above Chicago City 
Datum at the intersection of the 
north curb line of East Ran- 
dolph street and the west curb line 
of Beaubien court; thence the 
grade of the sidewalk at the curb 
line shall slope to the elevation of 
the existing sidewalk on the west 
side of Beaubien court at a point 
eighty-nine feet north of the north 
line of East Randolph street, and 
the grade of said sidewalk shall 
rise transversely at the rate of 
three percentum from the curb lines 
to the street lines. 



The Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago is 
authorized and directed to construct 
a concrete sidewalk from the east 
curb line of Beaubien court to the 
east line of Beaubien court and 
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2773 



and parallel with the north line of 
East Randolph street to a line 
eighty-nine feet north of and par- 
allel with :the north line of East 
Randolph street; and to construct 
a new concrete curb under this 
sidewalk along the curb line of 
Beaubien court; the grade of this 
sidewalk shall conform to the grade 
provided for the sidewalk along the 
west side of Beaubien court and 
shall rise transversely at the rate of 
three percentum. 

The Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago is 
authorized and directed to construct 
a concrete curb, the north face of 
which shall be thirty-three and 
one-half feet south of and parallel 
with the north line of East Ran- 
dolph street from the east line of 
North Michigan avenue as widened 
to the east curb line of Beaubien 
court; the grade of the top of said 
curb shall conform to the grade pro- 
vided for the sidewalk at the north 
curibi line of East Randolph street 
and shall be level from the west 
curb line of Beaubien court to the 
east curb line of Beaubien court. 

The Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago is 
authorized and directed to construct 
a new concrete sidewalk from the 
east curb line produced from the 
south of North Michigan avenue 
to the east line produced from the 
south of North Michigan avenue 
and from a line thirty-three and 
one-half feet south of and parallel 
with the north line of East Ran- 
dolph street to a line forty-four 
feet south of and parallel with the 
north line of East Randolph street; 
the grade of said sidewalk shall 
conform to the grade of the exist- 
ing sidewalk south of the south 
curb line of East Randolph street. 
All sidewalks herein provided 
shall be five inches thick resting 
upon a layer of cinders six inches 
thick which shall be placed on 
well compacted filling where neces- 
sary. 

All concrete curb's herein pro- 



vided shall be eight inches thick, 
and the bottom of the said curbs 
shall be one foot below the sur- 
face of the existing pavement. 

The Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago is 
authorized and directed to remove 
the granite block pavement in East 
Randolph street north of a line 
thirty-five feet south of and par- 
allel with the north line of East 
Randolph street from the east curb 
line produced from the south of 
North Michigan avenue to the east 
curb line of Beaubien court and in 
Beaubiien court from the north line 
of East Randolph street to a line 
eighty-nine feet north of and par- 
allel with the north line of East 
Randolph street and to relay that 
portion of the said granite block 
pavement lying between the new 
curbs provided in this ordinance in 
such manner that the surface of 
the pavement at the curb lines in 
Beaubien court shall be six inches 
below the curb grades provided 
herein and the surface of the pave- 
ment along the curb lines in East 
Randolph street shall be four inches 
below the curb grades provided 
herein, and the grade of the crown 
of the pavement in the center of 
the roadway shall be level' with 
the curb grade. 

The Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago is 
further authorized and directed to 
take up the existing granite block 
pavement lof the driveway tfrom, 
the east curibi line of Beaubien 
court southeasterly under the Ran- 
dolph street viaduct, and to relay 
said granite block pavement to con- 
form to the grade herein provided 
for the pavement of Beaubien court. 

All existing manholes, catch- 
basins and electric light poles with- 
in the limits of the proposed im- 
provement shall be suitably re- 
located and adjusted. 

The entire improvement herein 
provided for shall be constructed 
and completed in a workmanlike 



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manner under the (supervision and 
to. the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 2. That the said im- 
provement shall be made and the 
whole cost thereof, being the esti- 
mated sum of $4,500.00, shall be 
paid out of the general fund and by 
general taxation of the City of Chi- 
cago, and the Committee on Finance 
of the City Council is hereby di- 
rected to make provision for the 
expense of said improvement in 
preparing the annual appropria- 
tion bill for the year 1917. 

Section 3. That all ordinances 
and parts thereof in conflict with 
this ordinance are repealed and this 
ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 



Chicago and Cook County School for 

Boys: Metering of Water 

Consumed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage of 
an order submitted therewith, au- 
thorizing the metering of water 
consumed by the Chicago and Cook 
County School for Boys. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
der was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, ' Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 



bec, Byrne, 0' Toole, Keams, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized to install water meter 
at Harlem avenue and West 22nd 
street for the purpose of metering 
the water consumed by the Chicago 
and Cook County School for Boys, at 
an expense of not toi exceed twelve 
hundred fifty ($1,250.00) dollars. 



City Comptroller: Transfer of 
Funds. 

ALSO, 

^ Th« same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage 
of an order submitted therewith, 
authorizing a transfer of funds in 
appropriations. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
ibec, Byrne, O'Toole, Ke^T-n^c, vt^n-. 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed. 

Ordered, That the City Gomp- 



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troller and City Treasurer be and 
they are hereby authorized and di- 
rected to make the following trans- 
fer in appropriations for the year 
1916, in accordance with the re- 
quest of the City Comptroller at- 
tached hereto: 
From Account 20 T, Im- 
personal services $150.00 

To Account 20 H, Printing, 
etc $150.00 



Contagious Disease Hospital: Pur- 
chase of Window Shades. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage 
of an order submitted therewith, 
authorizng the purchase of window 
shades for the Contagious Disease 
Hospital. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur In 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
ta in. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Keams, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized to enter into con- 
tract with Marshall Field & Com- 
pany for installing shades for the 



Administration and Ward build- 
ings of the Municipal Contagious 
Disease Hospital, in accordance with 
their proposal to the Commissioner 
of Public Works dated December 
29, 1916 — total cost in no event to 
exceed $977.00, to be paid from an 
appropriation to be made in the 
annual appropriation bill for the 
year 1917, Bond Issue. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase 
of Water Pipe. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage of 
sundry orders submitted therewith, 
autJhorizing the letting of contracts 
for sundry purposes. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith authorizing 
the ipurchase of 5,256 tons of water 
pipe from the United States Cast 
Iron Pipe and Foundry Company. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Keams, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized to enter into con- 



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tract with the United States Cast 
Iron Pipe and Foundry Company, for 
furnishing and delivering to the 
City of Chicago, for the use of the 
Bureau of Engineering, approxi- 
mately 5,256 tons of cast iron water 
^ipe, sixteen to forty-eight mches 
in diameter, in accordance with 
their .proposal of November 14, 
1916, and in accordance with speci- 
fications on file in the Department 
of Public Works, at a price ot $35.uu 
per ton, payment for same to be 
made from varioUs appropriations 
of the Bureau of Engineering, to 
be made in the annual appropria- 
tion bill for the year 1917. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the 
order recommended in said report 
authorizing the purchase of 6,66b 
tons of cast iron water pipe from 
the United States Cast Iron Pipe 
and Foundry Company. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
der was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlem, Capi- 
tain, Link. Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec Byrne, O'Toole, Keams, Peg- 
rani, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized to enter into contract 
with the United States Cast Iron 
Pipe and Foundry Company for fur- 
nishing and delivering to the City 
of Chicago, for the use of the Bu- 



reau of Engineering, approximately 
6,666 tons of cast iron water pipe, 
four to twelve inches in diameter, 
in accordance with their proposal 
of November 15, 19.16, and in ac- 
cordance with specifications on file 
in the Department of Public Works, 
at a price of $35.00 per ton, pay- 
ment for same to^ be made from va- 
rious appropriations of the Bureau 
of Engineering, to be made in the 
annual appropriation bill for the ^ 
year 1917. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the 
order recommended in said report 
authorizing the purchase of water 
pipe from the American Cast Iron 
Pipe Company. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlem, Oapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hni- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Miohaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

' Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to enter into contract 
with the American Cast Iron Pipe 
Company for furnishing and deliv- 
ering to the City of Chicago, for the 
use of the Bureau of Engineering, 
approximately 3,333 tons of cast 
iron water pipe, four to twelve 
inches in diameter, in accordance 
with their proposal of November 
' 14, 1916, and in accordance with 



January 11, 1917. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2777 



specifications on file in the Depart- 
ment of Public Works, at a price 
of $34.80 per ton, payment for same 
to he made from various appropria- 
tions of the Bureau of Engineering, 
to be made in the annual appro- 
priation bill for the year 1917. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase 
of Portland Cement. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the 
order recommended in said report 
authorizing the purchase of Port- 
land cement from the Longwell 
Teaming and Storage Company. 

The motion prevailed and isaid or- 
der was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Oapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne. O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to enter into contract 
with the Longwell Teaming and 
Storage Company, for furnishing 
and delivering Portland cement to 
the City of Chicago, for the use of 
the Bureau of Engineering, in ac- 
cordance with their proposal of De- 
cember 2, 1916, and in accordance 
with specifications on file in the 
Department of Public Works, pay- 
ment for same to be made from va- 
rious appropriations of the Bureau 
of Engineering, to be made in the 



annual appropriation ibill for the 
J ear 1917. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of 
Natural Cement. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the or- 
der recommended in said report au- 
thorizing the purchase of natural 
cement from the Chicago Fire Brick 
Company. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Oapi- 
, tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel,. Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
hec, Byrne, O'Toole, Keams, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized to enter into contract 
with the Chicago Fire Brick Com- 
pany for furnishing and delivering 
natural cement to the City of Chi- 
cago, for the use of the Bureau of 
Engineering, in accordance with 
their proposal of December 2, 1916, 
and in accordance with specifica- 
tions on file in the Department of 
Public Works, payment for same to 
be made from various appropria- 
tions of the Bureau of Engineering, 
to be made in the annual appro- 
priation ball for the year 1917. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of 
Sand. 

I Aid. Richert moved to pass the 



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January 11, 1917. 



order recommended in said report 
authorizing the purchase of sand 
from the American Sand and Gravel 
Company. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, hy yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, ZwieTka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlem, Oapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
b.ec Byrne. O'Toole, Keams, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

• Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized to enter into contract 
with the American Sand and Gravel 
Company for furnishing and deliv- 
ering sand for mason work to the 
City of Chicago, for the use of the 
Bureau of Engineering, in accord- 
ance with their proposal of Decem- 
ber 2, 1916, and in accordance with 
specifications on file in the Depart- 
ment of Public Works, payment for 
same to be made from various ap- 
propriations of the Bureau of Engi- 
neering, to be made in the annual 
appropriation bill for the year 1917. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of 
Washed Gravel. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the 
order recommended in said report 
authorizing the purchase of washed 
gravel from the American Sand and 
Gravel Company. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 



Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Oapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hm- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
auithorized to enter into contract 
with the American Sand and Gravel 
Company for furnishing and deliv- 
ering washed gravel to the City of 
Chicago, for the use of the Bureau 
of Engineering, In accordance with 
their proposal of December 2, 1916, 
and in accordance with specifica- 
tions on file in the Department of 
Public Works, payment for same to 
be made from various appropria- 
tions of the Bureau of Engineering, 
to be made in the annual appropia- 
tion bill for the year 1917. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of 
Torpedo Sand. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the 
order recommended in said report 
authorizing the purchase of torpedo 
sand from the Consumers Company. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas—Keimdi, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 



January 11, 1917. 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



2779. 



Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlem, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
O'f Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to enter into contract 
with the Consumers Company for 
furnishing and delivering torpedo 
sand to the City of Chicago, for the 
use of the Bureau of Engineering, 
in accordance with their proposal 
of December 2, 1916, and in accord- 
ance with specifications on file in 
the Department of Public Works, 
payment for same to be made from 
various appropriations of the Bu- 
reau of Engineering, to be made in 
the annual appropriation bill for 
the year 1917. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of 
Lime. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the 
order recommended in said report 
authorizing the purchase of lime 
from the Wisconsin Lime and Ce- 
ment Company. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, iby yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McC'ormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden. Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 



Blaha, Toman, Janke, ' Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to enter intoi contract 
with the Wisconsin Lime and Ce- 
ment Company, for furnishing and 
delivering lime to the City of Chi- 
cago, for the use of the Bureau of 
Engineering, in accordance with 
their proposal of December 2, 1916, 
and in accordance with specdfica- 
tions on file in the Department of 
Public Works, payment for same 
to be made from: various ap- 
propriations of the Bureau of Engi- 
neering, to be made in the annual 
appropriation ibill for the year 1917. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of 
Corporation Ferrules. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the 
order recommended in said report 
authorizing the purchase of corpo- 
poration ferrules from The A. P. 
Smith Manufacturing Company. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 



i 



2780 



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January 11, 1917. 



of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to enter into contract 
with The A. P. Smith Manufactur- 
ing Company for furnishing and de- 
livering corporation ferrules to the 
City of Chicago, for the use of the 
Bureau of Engineering, in accord- 
ance with their proposal of Novem- 
ber 27, 1916, and in accordance with 
specifications on file in the Depart- 
ment of Public Works, payment for 
same to be made from various ap- 
propriations of the Bureau of En- 
gineering, to be ptiade in the annual 
appropriation bill for the year 1917. 




Municipal Reduction Plant: Pay- 
ment of Payroll for December, 
1916. 

ALSO, 

The sam.e committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage of 
an order submitted therewith, au- 
thorizing the payment of payroll of 
the Municipal Reduction Plant for 
December, 1916. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Eaderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, OToole Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blah a, Tom^an, Janke, Thos. J. 
JL,ynch — ^65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Mechanical En- 



gineer in Charge be and he is here- 
by authorized to charge Payroll No. 
371, Municipal Reduction Plant, 
Warrant No. 990'04, for the period 
ending December 31, 1916, as fol- 
lows : 

Account 75 X 95 A $6,131.39 

Account 75 B 91 49.50 

and the Comptroller is ordered to 
pass said roll when properly ap- 
proved by the Mechanical Engineer 
in Charge. 



Department of Gas and Electricity: 
Purchase of Malleable Castings. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage of 
an order submitted therewith, au- 
thorizing payment for malleable 
castings for the Department of Gas 
and Electricity. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler. Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Business Agent 
be and he is hereby authorized, in 
accordance with his request of De- 



January 11, 1917. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2781 



cember 26, 1916, attached hereto, to 
pass an invoice of the Chicago Mal- 
leable Castings Company covering 
Business Agent's order No. 27590, 
amounting to five hundred thirty- 
two and fifty-six one-hundredths 
($532.56) dollars, for the Depart- 
ment of Gas and Electricity, with- 
out further advertising. 



Leases of Property for Use of City. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage 
of two orders submitted therewith, 
authorizing the City Comptroller to 
execute leases of property for use 
of the City. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith, authorizing 
the City Comptroller to make nec- 
essary leases for City departments. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, -Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler. Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^65. 
iVai/5 — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Whereas, The City of Chicago 
has certain leases now in force, 
which terminate on or before April 
30, 1917, and renewals of which 



will be required by the best inter- 
ests of the City of Chicago, and in 
order, to negotiate said renewals in 
due time it will be necessary for 
the Comptroller in many cases, 
prior to the enactment of the ap- 
propriation bill for the year 1917, 
to execute new leases providing for 
payment of rents during the year 
1917: 

Ordered, That the City Comptrol- 
ler be and hereby is authorized to 
execute on behalf . of the City of 
Chicago all leases which shall be 
required by city departments and 
meet with his approval, notwith- 
standing such leases shall provide 
for the payment of rents for 1917, 
not yet appropriated, assurance be- 
ing hereby given that such rents 
will be appropriated in the budget 
for 1917; provided, however, that 
such leases shall in no case be for a 
term longer than two years and 
shall not be executed until same 
have bieen submitted to the Com- 
mittee on Finance for approval. 



C. & N. W. Ry. Co.: Lease of Prop- 
erty at Carroll Avenue to City. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the 
order recommended in said report 
authorizing execution of a lease 
with the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company for certain prop- 
erty of said company lalong the 
North Branch of the Chicago River 
at Carroll avenue. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yea5— Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols. Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 11, 19f7. 



Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Bvrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

WHEREAS, The Bridge Division, 
under authority of order passedx 
December 17, 1913, has occupied a 
strip of land on the east side of the 
North Branch of the Chicago River 
running north ftom the south line 
of Carroll avenue two hundred feet, 
more or less, under license from 
the Chicago and North Western 
Railway Company, rent free,, and 
said license terminated on Decem- 
ber 31, 1915, and the City has since 
been occupying isaid premises, 
which are still required for use by 
the Bridge Division, and the Chi- 
cago and North Western Railway 
Company has refused to renew said 
license except on the payment of 
rent: 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and hereby is authorized 
and directed t© enter into a lease 
with the Chicago and North West- 
ern Railway Company for a strip of 
land on the east side of the North 
Branch of the Chicago River twenty 
(20) feet in width and running 
from the south line of Carroll ave- 
nue north to the railway bridge two 
hundred (200) feet, more or less, 
for a term of two years commenc- 
ing January 1, 1916, at a rental of 
nineteen hundred and twenty ($1,- 
920.00) dollars per annum. 

This action is taken on the rec- 
ommendation of the Commissioner 
of Public Works and City Comp- 
troller. 



J. O. Nessen Lumber Co.: Settlement 
of Claim. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage 
of an order submitted therewith, au- 



thorizing settlement of claim of the 
J. 0. Nessen Lumber Company. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Borne, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Tom^an, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Whereas, On the 19th day of Au- 
gust, 1916, the steamer N. J. Nessen, 
owned by the J. 0. Nessen Lumber 
Company, was damaged by reason 
of a collision with the FuUerton 
avenue bridge due to the alleged 
negligence of J. C. Meyer, the 
bridgetender in charge of the bridge 
at the time of said collision; and 

Whereas, The said John C. Mey- 
er, bridgetender in charge of the 
Fullerton avenue bridge at the time 
of said collision, had prior to the 
date of said collision executed a 
bond to the City of Chicago with 
the Aetna Accident and Liability 
Company as surety for the perform- 
ance of his work and indemnifying 
the City of Chicago against any 
damage occasioned by his neglect or 
carelessness; and 

Whereas, The said Aetna Acci- 
dent and Liability Company has 
agreed to pay said amount and to 
save the City of Chicago harmless 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2783 



because of the damage sustained by 
the steamer N. J. Nessen; and 

Wherk\s, Under the terms of 
said bond the said Aetna Accident 
and Liability Company was to pay 
all damage suffered by the City of 
Chicago to the City of Chicago and 
not to the party suffering said dam- 
age; and 

Whereas, It is neicessary to ar- 
range the payment and settlement 
of this matter at an early date and 
to have the said voucher of the 
Aetna Accident and Liability Com- 
pany endorsed and delivered to the 
said J. 0. Nessen Lumber Company 
in full of all claims they may have 
against the City of Chicago and John 
C. Meyer for damage to its boat, 
growing out of the accident of Au- 
gust 19, 1916, at the Fullerton ave- 
nue bridge. 

Therefore, It is Ordered, That the 
Corporation Counsel ib(e and he here- 
by is authorized to execute on be- 
half of the City of Chicago the en- 
dorsement of the City of Chicago 
to a certain voucher from the 
Aetna Accident and Liability Com- 
pany and to render a receipt there- 
for and to deliver said voucher to 
the J. 0. Nessen Lumber Company, 
a corporation, and to do such other 
and further acts as may be neces- 
sary to settle the claim of the J. O. 
Nessen Lumber Company against 
the City of Chicago without damage 
to the City of Chicago. 



)f Public Works: Purchase of 
Lumber. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recomm-ending the passage of 
an order submitted therewith, au- 
thorizing purchase of lumber for 
the Department of Public Works. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 
The motion prevailed and said 



order was passed, toy yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Kerm% Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to purchase lumber from 
the Edward Hines Lumber Com- 
pany and the Thornton-Claney 
Lumber Company at the prices 
specified in their 1916 lumber con- 
tracts with the city, until new con- 
tracts for 1917 shall have been let. v* 
This authority shall not extend be- 
yond February 15, 1917. 



Railway Terminal Commission: 

Payment of Salaries for 

January. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage of 
an order submitted therewith au- 
thorizing payment of payroll of the 
Railway Terminal Commission for 
the month of January, 1917. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, iby yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 



sam 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 11, 1917. 



Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Tom'a^, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptrol- 
ler be and he is hereby authorized 
to pass the payroll of the Railway 
Terminal Commission for the month 
of January without the 25% saving 
clause. 



Moneys in Special Funds: Interest 
on Investments in Tax Antici- 
pation Warrants. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage of 
an ordinance submitted therewith, 
in reference to payment of interest 
on moneys of special funds invested 
in tax anticipation warrants. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 



Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lippis, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance 
passed by this Council on Decem- 
ber 20, 1916, authorizing the in- 
vestment of surplus funds in tax 
anticipation warrants, as shown at 
pages 2576 and 2577 of the Council 
Proceedings of that date, be and the 
same is hereby amended as follows : 
by striking out all of Section 2 ap- 
pearing in the left-hand column on 
page 2577 and inserting in lieu 
thereof the following : 

"Section 2. On any tax war- 
rants so purchased during the year 
1917 under authority hereof and on 
any outstanding warrants unre- 
deemed, interest accruing during 
the year 1917 shall be computed on 
the basis of 2% per annum; and the 
tax warrants shall be held in the 
custody of the City Treasurer until 
paid and cancelled." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and after 
its passage. 



Dept. of Weights and Measures: 

Transfer of Horse from House 

of Correction. 

also, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage of 
an order submitted therewith, di- 
recting the transfer of one horse 
from the Hous& of Correction to the 
Department of Weights and Meas- 
ures. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 



January 11, 1917. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2785 



Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, iby yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Ck)ug^hlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
■ Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michael son, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— -65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 



Ordered, That the ^perintendent 
of the House of Correction be and 
he is hereby authorized to turn over 
to the Inspector of Weights and 
Measures one horse for use in his 
department when same has been se- 
lected from the horses on hand at 
the Bridewell. 



Wilson Avenue Water Tunnel: Pur- 
chase of Dynamite and Exploders. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage of 
two orders submitted therewith, au- 
thorizing contracts for purchase of 
dynamite and exploders for the 
Wilson avenue water tunnel and for 
removal of ashes and refuse from 
the City Hall building. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order, 
relating to the Wilson avenue wa- 
ter tunnel. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 



der was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Miartin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson. 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to enter into contract 
with the lowest responsible bidder, 
or bidders, after due and legal ad- 
vertisement, for the purchase of 
dynamite and exploders required at 
the Wilson avenue tunnel, during 
the months of January and Febru- 
ary, 1917, payments for said mate- 
rial to be made from appropriations 
to ibe made in the annual appro- 
priation bill for the year 1917. , 



City Hall Building: Removal of 
Ashes and Refuse. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the 
order submitted with said report 
authorizing a contract for removal 
of ashes and refuse from the City 
Hall building. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
der was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert,, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
M'erriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 






2786 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



January 11, 1917. 




Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65, 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
'passed : 

Ordered, That the Gommissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to ; enter into contract, 
without advertising, with the Chi- 
cago Warehouse & Terminal Com- 
pany, under the same conditons, and 
at the same rate as provided for in 
the contract for the year 1916: 
namely, $2.00 per car of three and 
one-half cubic yards capacity, for 
removing ashes and refuse from the 
City Hall building during the year 
1917, expense of said contract to be 
charged to appropriations for the 
year 1917, when same have been 
made. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
>vhom was referred a communica- 
Mon from the City Comptroller in re 
advertisement for sale of Norwood 
Park Pumping Station property at 
6150-52 Norwood Park avenue, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the ordinance sub- 
mitted herewith (an ordinance au- 
thorizing the City Comptroller to 
advertise for sale city property at 
0150-52 Norwood Park avenue) 



[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
673]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a oommunica- 
tion from the City Comptroller in re 
ordinance authorizing transfer of 
old material to the House of Cor- 
rection, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of an ordi- 
nance submitted herewith (an ordi- 
nance authorizing the transfer of 
old material to the House of Cor- 
rection and providing for payment 
therefor) [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 673]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred (December 20, 
1916, page 2555) a communication 
from the Board of Education ask- 
ing concurrence of City Council in 
transferring unexpended balances 
of appropriations for various school 
buildings to the general building 
fund for iboiildings and additions to 
buildings, having had the same un- 



January 11, 1917. 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



2787 



der advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the adoption of the 
following resolution : 

Resolved, That this Council con- 
curs in the request of the Board of 
Education to transfer unexpended 
balances, aggregating ninety-three 
thousand six hundred thirty-eight 
and thirty-nine one-hundredths 
($93,638.39) dollars, after the com- 
pletion of school buildings, to the 
general building fund for new 
buildings and additions to build- 
ings, as per list included in the ac- 
tion taken by the Board of Educa- 
tion at its regular meeting held 
December 6, 1916, a copy of which 
is attached hereto and made a part 
hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of 
Public Works in re purchase of 
oollapsiible steel mason horses and 
scaffold from Construction Division 
capital account, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to purchase collapsible 
steel mason horses and scaffolding, 
for use at the Mayfair Pumping 
Station, from the Economy Manu- 
facturing Company, in a sum not to 
exceed three thousand six hundred 
twenty- two ($3,622.00) dollars, ex- 



pense of same to be charged to Con- 
struction Division capital account. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



also. 



The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: ' 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works in re purchase of trench- 
ing machine, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to enter 
into a contract with the F. C. Aus- 
tin Drainage Excavator Co. for the 
purchase of an excavating machine 
capable of digging a ditch 60 inches 
in width, for the sum of $6,250.00, 
and in addition thereto to turn over 
to the F. C. Austin Co. as a part of 
said purchase price the machine 
now in use, known as excavating 
machine No. 1, purchased in 1914 
from the F. C. Austin Co., said old 
machine to be loaded on cars for 
shipment to such point as may be 
designated, payment to be made 
proportionately from appropriations 
for feeder mains for 1917. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published : 



f-\ 



2788 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



January 11, 1917. 



CHICAGO, January 11, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a oommunica- 
iion from the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works in re payment of hills 
for diver's services as witness, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized to pay the bill of the 
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Com- 
pany of seven ($7.00) dollars for 
services of diver as witness at the 
inquest over the bodies of persons 
drowned at the 12th street bridge 
October 24, 1916, and charge same 
to such appropriations for bridge 
operation as may be made in the 
1917 budget. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

' also, 
The same committee submitted 
th€ following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred (December 13, 
1916, page 2441) a petition of City 
of Park Ridge for use of city water, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, 'beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the follow- 
ing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to issue a permit to the 
City of Park Ridge to connect 
with the City of Chicago water 
mains at the Edison Park line for 
temporary emergency supply with 



a meter. It being understood that 
the valves at this point shall be 
kept closed, and opened only in case 
of temporary emergencies and that 
no permit shall be issued for the 
use of water through said connec- 
tion until the Mayfair Pumping Sta- 
tion is in operation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferi-ed and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred the matter of 
contract of casings and inner tubes 
for automobiles and motorcycles for 
the Department of Police, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the General Super- 
intendent of Police ibe and he is 
hereby authorized to accept the 
proposal of the Austin Tire Com- 
pany of four and thirty one-hun- 
dredths ($4.30) dollars each, less 
5% cash in ten days, for inner tubes 
for automobiles and thirty-six and 
forty one-hundredths ($36.40) dol- 
lars, less 5% cash in ten days, for 
casings for automobiles and two 
and fifteen one-hundredths ($2.15) 
dollars, less 2% discount for cash 
in ten days, for inner tubes for mo- 
torcycles and to accept the proposi- 
tion of Harry W. Cooper of ten 
and forty-three one-hundredths 
($10.43) dollars each net for Penn- 
sylvania non-skid casings for mo- 
torcycles. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



January 11, 1917. 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



2789 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January H, 1917.* 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the General Superintend- 
ent of Police in re payment for 
twenty Fisk tires and twenty Fire- 
stone inner-tubes, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
>to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the General Super- 
intendent of Police be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance 
with his request of December 13, 
1916, attached hereto, to voucher 
-the bill of the Firestone Tire & 
Rubber Co. for twenty inner-tubes 
amounting to ninety-two (^92.00) 
dollars, and the bill of the Fire- 
stone Tire & Rubber Co. for twenty 
casings amounting to five hundred 
fifty-nine ($559.00) dollars, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same when properly approved by 
the Department of Police. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
• the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of 
Public Works in re contract for 
construction of utility gallery in 
Canal street, in excess of the total 



estimated amount of said work, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 

beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: . 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to pay three hundred 
four dollars and twenty-six cents 
($304,26), to the W. J. Newman 
Company from Account 503 X 87, to 
cover the work done under the con- 
tract, entered into for constructing 
the utilities gallery in Canal street, 
dated October 14, 1915, in excess of 
the total estimated lamount of the 
contract, this in accordance with 
his communication of December 22, 
1916, to the Committee on Finance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert* 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: , 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of 
Public Works in re sale of water 
main in East 83rd place from Hous- 
ton avenue to Bond avenue, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to accept 
the proposition of the South Park 
Commissioners to pay 75 cents per 
foot to the City for 625 feet of six- 
inch water main in 83rd place (va- 
cated), between Houston and Bond 
avenues. 

Respectfully -submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert. 

Chairman. 



2790 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 11, 1917. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the; City Collector in re 
refund of amount paid for bar 
permit No. 2229, issued to Carl G. 
Witt, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and he is hereby author- 
ized and directed to refund to Carl 
G. Witt the sum of six ($6.00) 
dollars, being the amount paid for 
unused bar permit No. 2229 author- 
izing the operation of a bar at No. 
5120 Broadway from 12 o'clock P. 
M. December 31, 1916, until 3 
o'clock A. M. the following day, and 
charge same to the proper appro- 
priations for the office of the City 
Comptroller after the passage of 
the Budget for the year 1917. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows : 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred (December 7, 
1916, page 2347) report from the 
Law Department on judgments 
rendered against the City in 1916, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and 



recommend that the same be pub- 
lished and placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report 
recommended for publication in the 
foregoing report: 

Department of Law,| 
Chicago, December 7, 1916.f 
To the Honorable the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In compliance with 
an ordinance passed by your Honor- 
able Body, I am forwarding here- 
with the monthly report of the City 
Attorney, City Prosecuting Attorney 
and the Attorney for the Board of 
Local Improvements of settlements 
of claims against the city that have 
been made by the respective depart- 
ments with or without suit during 
the month of November, A. D. 1916. 

In this connection I desire to re- 
port to your Honorable Body that 
the Corporation Counsel has not 
made any settlements of any claims 
of any kind against the City of 
Chicago during the month of 
November, 1916. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Samuel A. Ettelson, 
Corporation Counsel. 

Office of the Prosecuting ] 
Attorney, }■ 

CHICAGO, December 1, 1916.J 
Hon. Samuel A. Ettelson, Corpora- 
tion Counsel, City Hall: 
My dear Senator — I beg to state 
that during the month of November 
there were no settlements in law 
suits in this office in which money 
was handled by this office. When 
fines are assessed against defend- 
ants, these are paid directly to the 



January 11, 1917. 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



2791 



Clerk of the Court. The arrange- 
ment is the same in cases where 
suits are instituted against bonds- 
men. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Harry B. Miller, 

Prosecuting Attorney. 

Board of Local Improvements,] 
Chicago, December 1, 1916.] 
Hon. Samuel A. Ettelson, Corpora- 
tion Counsel, City of Chicago: 
Dear Sir — I desire to report that 
there have been no cases in this 
office during the month of Novem- 
ber, 1916, where settlements have 
been made without suit. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Harry F. Atwood, 

Attorney for the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Chicago, December 1, 1916. 
Hon. Samuel A. Ettelson, Corpora- 
tion Counsel: * 
Dear Sir — In compliance with the 
ordinance passed by the City Council 
directing the Corporation Counsel 
and all officers of the City of Chi- 
cago, who have authority to make 
settlements of law suits, to report 
such settlements monthly, in writ- 
ing, to the City Council, I herewith 
submit the following report of cash 
and judgment settlements made by 
this office in the month of Novem- 
ber, 1916. 

CASH SETTLEMENTS. 

3723 — Cecelia Snyder, November 
8, 1916; $35.00. Cause of accident, 
defective street. 

3803 — ^E. Feinstein, November 
27, 1916; $30.00. Cause of accident, 
defective manhole cover injuring 
horse. 

Frances Coyle, November 28, 1916; 
$25.00. Cause of accident, defective 
walk causing sprained ankle. 

JUDGMENT SETTLEMENTS. 

Municipal Court. 
291137 — ^Erickson, admr., Chas. 



Engberg, November 20, 1916; 
$250.00. Cause of accident, bridge 
accident, 

297358— J. L. Herbert, November 
29, 1916; $30.00. Cause of accident, 
icy sidewalk: broken arm. 

Circuit Court. 

B2651 — Henry Reid, November 6, 
1916; $350.00. Cause of accident, 
defective manhole cover injuring 
ankle. 

326734— Walker, admr. Jas. M. 
Martin, November 11, 1916; $250.00. 
Cause of accident, defective street 
causing death. 

304590— Walter Rastall, Novem- 
ber 13, 1916; $250.00. Cause of 
accident, open catch basin causing 
serious injuries. 

326458 — Mary Brain, November 
27, 1916; $187.50. Cause of accident, 
defective street. 

B807 — Lad. Doumpkowski by 
next friend, November 29, 1916; 
$500.00. Cause of accident, defective 
walk injuring back and hip. 

Superior Court. 

215080 — ^Alexander McKenzie, No- 
vember 9, 1916; $5,000.00. Cause of 
accident, defective street; settlement 
authorized by Finance Committee. 

238000 — Ben. Flaxman by next 
friend, November 15, 1916; $500.00. 
Cause of accident, de^fective side- 
walk; injuring shoulder. 

283952 — McCartliy, admr. Mary 
Drumm, November 17, 1916; $250.00. 
Cause of accident, defective side- 
walk. 

280610— Ellen Murphy, November 
23, 1916; $300.00. Cause of accident, 
obstruction on walk causing per- 
manent leg injuries. 

309148 — Morris Foonberg, No- 
vember 25, 1916; $50.00. Cause of 
accident, defective walk. 

285544 — Mary Sullivan, Novem- 
ber 29, 1916; $500.00. Cause of 
accident, defective walk dislocating 
shoulder. 

In this monthly report we do not 



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take any cases adjusted through the 
Workmen's Compensation Bureau. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) iGhas. R. Francis, 

City Attorney. 



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Local Transportation. 

The Committee on Local Trans- 
portation submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Capitain, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, to whom was referred 
(December 13, 1916, page 2440) a 
prayer by Chicago City Railway 
Company for street railway rights 
in South Dearborn street from West 
21st street to West 22nd street, 
which prayer recites the company's 
"Public Notice" of intention to ask 
such grant stated to have been ad- 
vertised in the Chicago Herald on 
November 30, 1916, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage 
of the accompanying ordinance con- 
ferring such grant [ordinance 
printed in PanKphlet No. 674]. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows: 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 
•To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, to whom was referred 
(December 13, 1916, page 2440) a 
communication from Mr. M. F. 
Stevens relative to street railway 
service on 63rd street, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 



leave to report and recommend that 
same be placed on file. 

The traffic check on this street 
showed adequate headway. The 
longest gap found was 7 minutes, 
where there should have been no 
longer space between cars in the 
rush period than 3 minutes. Super- 
vision was arranged for to prevent 
the cars getting off the scheduled 
interval. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H- D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Capitain moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 
also, 

The same committee submitted 
a report as follows : 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 
To the May&r and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, to whom was referred 
(June 2, 1916, page 509) an ordi- 
nance requiring that trans.fers 
punched north and south be given 
on the Blue Island avenue street 
car line between Harrison street 
and 22nd street, (November 27, 
1916, page 2233) a complaint from 
H. P. Gabel of street railway service 
on Cottage Grove avenue accom- 
panied by an order requiring that 
certain additional cars be put on 
and (November 27, 1916, page 2168) 
a letter from Horace Bishop giving 
his views upon questions of local 
transportation policy, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that 
same be placed on file. 

The contemplated transfers on 
Blue Island avenue are now regu- 
larly given. 

The additional cars have been 
placed in service on Cottage Grove 
avenue. 



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Mr. Bishop's letter was read and 
noted by your committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 
Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Capitain moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Local Industries. 

The Committee on Local Indus- 
tries submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, December 20, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Indus- 
tries, to whom was referred (De- 
cember 20, 1916, page 2613) an 
ordinance granting permission and 
authority to the Chicago, Milwaukee 
& St. Paul Railway Company to 
maintain and operate a railroad 
switch track across West Ontario 
street, east of Kingsbury street, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said or- 
dinance with compensation of 
$100.00 per annum, as fixed by your 
Committee on Compensation [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 



Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted 

the following report, which was, on 

motion of Aid. Fisher, deferred and 

ordered published : 

Chicago, December 12, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Comtcil 
Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Indus- 



tries, to whom was referred (No- 
vember 27, 1916, page 2168) an 
ordinance granting permission and 
authority to The Sanitary District 
of Chicago to construct, maintain 
and operate an elevated switch 
track over and across alleys in the 
block bounded by Ainslie street, 
Broa'dway, Lawrence avenue and the 
C, M. & St. P. R. R., having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the 
passage of the ordinance without 
icompensation as recommended by 
the Committee on Compensation 
[ordinance iprinted in Pamphlet 
No. 669]. 

Respectfully sulbmitted, 

(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Fisher, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, December 26, 1916. 

To the Ifiayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Indus- 
tries, to whom was referred (No- 
vember 6, 1916, page 2101) an 
ordinance granting permission and 
authority to Chauneey W. Martyn 
to construct, maintain and operate 
a railroad switch track in and along 
alley and across West 96th street, 
west of Logan avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance with the 
Standard Oil Company as bene- 
ficiary in lieu of the said Martyn 
with compensation of $107.50 
per anum, as fixed by your Com- 
mittee on Compensation [ordinance 
printed in Pamphlet No. 669]. 

Respectfully sulbmitted, 

(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 



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Streets and Alleys. 

The Committee on Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Healy, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, January 2, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(November 27, ,1916, page 2266) an 
ordinance amending Section 2069 of 
The Chicago Code of 1911, to pro- 
vide that notices of expirations of 
guarantees reserved in street paving 
contracts shall be giveii to the City 
Council within certain periods pre- 
ceding such expirations, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance as 
amended by your committee [or- 
dinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
670]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Qhairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 2, 1917. 

To the Man/or and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(December 13, 1916, page 2504) an 
ordinance requiring that vehicles be 
brought to a full stop before being 
driven onto boulevards, having had 
'the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance [ordi- 
nance printed in Pam)phlet No. 670]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 2, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(December 20, 1916, page 2606) an 
ordinance granting permission and 
authority to the Grand Crossing 
Tack Company to maintain and 
operate two conduits under and 
across South Chicago avenue, north- 
westerly of Jefferson avenue, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance with com- 
pensation of $100.00 per annum, as 
fixed by your Committee on Com- 
pensation [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 670]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Heal:^, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, December 19, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(December 7, 1916, page 2351) an 
ordinance providing for the vacation 
of the north-and-south public alley 
in the block bounded by North Aus- 
tin avenue, Dakin street, Irving 
Park boulevard and North Meade 
avenue in Herman A. Ott New Home 
Sub., N. W. 1/4, Section 20-40-13 
(Albert J. Schorsch, beneficiary), 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of said ordi- 
nance with compensation of $50.00 
as fixed by your Committee on Com- 



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2795 



pensation [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 670]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, December 19, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(December 7, 1916, page 2366) an 
ordinance providing for the vaca- 
tion of part of the first north- and- 
south alley east of Drexel boule- 
vard in the block bounded by 
Drexel boulevard, Ellis avenue, East 
47th street and East 46th street in 
Clarke and Layton's Sub., in Block 8, 
Walker & Stinson's Sub., S. W. %, 
Section 2-38-14 (Estate of Isabella 
C. Leland, beneficiary), having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance with com- 
pensation of $100.00, as fixed by 
your Committee on Compensation 
'[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
670]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, December 19, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(November 27, 1916, page 2265) an 
ordinance providing for the vaca- 
tion of part of the north-and-south 



alley in the block bounded by Hirsch 
street. North Massasoit avenue. 
North Menard avenue and Potomac 
avenue, in Todd's Sub., N. E. %, 
Section 5-39-13 (Oatholic Bishop of 
Chicago, beneficiary), having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance without 
compensation, as recommended by 
the Committee on Compensation, 
same being for the benefit of a re- 
ligious institution [ordinance print- 
ed in Pamphlet No. 670]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, December 6, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(October 30, 1916, page 2055) an. 
ordinance providing for the vaca- 
tion of alleys in the block bounded 
by Ainslie street, Marmora avenue, 
North Menard avenue and Strong 
street, in Wm. Zelosky's Colonial 
Garden, Sub. of W. frac. % of S. E. 
frac. % of frac. Section 8-40-13 
(Catholic Bishop of Chicago, bene- 
ficiary) , having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said ordi- 
nance without compensation, as 
recommended by the Committee on 
Compensation, same being for the 
benefit of a religious institution 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
670]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted 
, the following report, which was, on 



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motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 2, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(December 20, 1916, page 2555) a 
recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt a system of streets 
as follows, to wit: Edison Park ave- 
nue from Oketo avenue to west line, 
E. 1/2, N.W. %, Section 36-41-12, 
etc., having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the approval of said es- 
timate and the passage of said ordi- 
nance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 9, 1917. . 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(November 27, 1916, page 2244) an 
ordinance granting permission and 
authority to George J. Cooke Com- 
pany to maintain and use a bulk- 
head or loading platform in the 
sidewalk space adjoining premises 
known as 14-20 North Green street, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that said ordinance be 
placed on file and that the following 
order do pass: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by directed to remove all obstruc- 
tions in the sidewalk space on the 
west side of North Green street in 



front of premises known as 14-20 
Nor^h Green street. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows : 

Chicago, January 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor hnd Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(December 13, 1916, page 2512) a 
petition and ordinance granting con- 
sent to the West Chicago Park Com- 
missioners to take, regulate, im- 
/prove, control and govern, for boule- 
vard purposes. North and South 
Central avenue between West 
Washington and West Jackson 
boulevards, having had the s^me 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that same be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Heaiy moved to concur in said 
report. 
The motion prevailed. 

also, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows : 

Chicago, January 2, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assem,bled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(December 28; 1916, page 2703) an 
order for an amendment to the 
"rules of the road," to require all 
motor-driven vehicles to come to a 
stop before crossing or turning onto 
a boulevard, having had the same 



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2797 



under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that said or- 
der be ij laced on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



License. 

The Committee on License sub- 
mitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Toman, de- 
ferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 4, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to 
whom was referred (December 13, 
1916, page 2508) an ordinance re- 
pealing Section 2222 to 2231 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911, providing for 
the licensing of runners, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 
668]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Toman, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows: 

Chicago, December 29, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to 
whom was referred (December 20, 
1916) an ordinance amending Sec- 
tion 110 of The Chicago Code of 
1911, changing the amount of license 
fee for the operation of penny 



arcades, having had the same under . 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that said ordinance be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Toman, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Toman moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Buildings and City Hall. 

The Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Pretzel, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, January 5, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall to whom was referred 
(December 7, 1916, page 2342) a 
communciation from F. E, Davidson 
requesting an amendment to Sec- 
tion 649 of The Chicago Code of 
1911, relative to the construction 
of roofs on mill constructed build- 
ings equipped with sprinkler sys- 
tems, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the ordi- 
nance herewith submitted {ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 667]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 5, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 
Your Committee on Buildings and 



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January 11, 1917. 



City Hall to whom was referred 
(December 28, 1916, page 2701) an 
order directing the issuance of a 
permit for the construction of an 
addition to the building at 2814 
Cambridge avenue, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage 
of the following substitute order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit for the construction of an a(idi- 
tion to the building at 2814 Cam- 
bridge avenue, provided that said 
addition shall comply with all re- 
quirements of the Building Ordi- 
nances except the provision pro- 
hibiting the construction of a frame 
addition within the fire limits. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 5, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall to whom was referred 
(December 28, 1916, page 2692) an 
order directing the issuance of a 
permit to the Harvester Office Com- 
pany to install one electric push- 
button elevator in building at 606 
South Michigan avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings issue a permit to the 
Harvester Office Company, 606 
South Michigan avenue, to install 
one electric push-button elevator to 
run from first to third floors of 
said building, in accordance with 



plans submitted by the Otis Elevator 
Company. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 5, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall to whom was referred 
(December 7, 1916, page 2367) an 
order directing the Commissioner 
of Buildings to permit August Koch 
to erect frame shed at 902 Welling- 
ton avenue, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of said 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he hereby is 
'' directed to permit August Koch to 
erect and maintain frame shed, 7 
feet by 24 feet, on premises known 
as 902 Wellington avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



Health. 

The Committee on Health sub- 
mitted the following report, whioh 
was on motion of Aid Nance, de- 
ferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 2, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health, hav- 
ing under consideration 

An Order (passed November 29, 
1915, page 2339) directing the 
committee to consider the subject 
of the contamination of the 
waters of Lake Michigan; and 



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2799 



A Ck)mmunicatioii (referred 
December 30, 1915, page 2701) 
from the Rivers and Lakes Com- 
mission concerning the dumping 
of refuse into Lake Michigan and 
the erection of structures in said 
lake, etc., beg leave to report as 
follows: That the committee 
asks that it be discharged from 
further consideration of the order 
as noted, and that recommenda- 
tion is made that the communica- 
tion from the Rivers and Lakes 
Ck)mmission be placed on file; and 
that in lieu of this action by the 
committee, the accompanying res- 
olution, opposing all dumping of 
refuse of any kind in the lake, be 
adopted by the City Council : 

Whereas, The dumping of refuse 
in Lake Michigan is nothing short 
of criminal, in that it contaminates 
the water supply of Chicago and en- 
dangers the life and health of its 
citizens; and 

Whereas, The said dumping com- 
pels the expenditure by the City of 
Chicago of large amounts of money 
in extension of water tunnels and 
other necessary precautions to pre- 
serve the purity of water supply; 
now, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That it is the sense of 
this Council that the dumping of 
refuse of any kind or description 
whatever into Lake Michigan should 
not hereafter be permitted, unless 
said material shall be placed inside 
of a breakwater, so arranged as not 
to permit the escape of any clay, 
earth, ashes or other heavy sub- 
stance, filth, logs or floating mat- 
ter, or obstructions or refuse of any 
kind or description whatever, into 
the body of Lake Michigan; and be it 

Further Resolved, That a copy of 
this resolution be forwarded to each 
of the Chicago representatives in 
Congress of the State of Illinois, 
with the request that such action be 
taken in accordance with this reso- 
lution as will effectually safeguard 



the water supply of the City of 
Chicago. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Willis 0. Nance, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report: 

Chicago, January 2, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health, hav- 
ing under consideration an order 
(passed June 1, 1915, page 459) 
directing^ the Committee on Health 
to investigate illegal abortions, beg 
leaye to request that the committee 
be discharged from further consid- 
eration of the subject. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Willis 0. Nance, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Nance moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follow^: 

Chicago,* January 2, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health, to 
whom was referred (October 19, 
1915, page 1755) an ordinance con- 
cerning the hours of operation of 
trip or steam hammers, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that 
the same be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Willis 0. Nance, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 



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Aid. Nance moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows: 

Chicago, January 2, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health, to 
whom was referred 

(July 22, 1912, page 1494) a 
resolution for the filling in of the 
Chicago River from Ashland ave- 
nue west [to which is attached a 
letter from Commissioner of 
Public Works McGann dated 
October 30, 1912; a letter from 
the Department of Law under 
date of December 5, 1912; letters 
from the Superintendent of Maps 
under date of November 14, 1912, 
and December 6, 1913, transmit- 
ting blue prints and report of 
ownership of land abutting 
"Bubbly Creek"; communications 
from First Trust and Savings 
Bank, Winston, Payne & Strawn 
and from Morris & Co. concerning 
ownership of land abutting the 
west arm of the South Fork of 
the South Branch; blue print 
showing the east arm of the South 
Fork of the South Branch or the 
39th street canal; communication 
from the Department of Law 
(Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Charles M. Haft) concerning the 
city's power to require companies 
operating plants in the vicinity of 
the stock yards to pay cost of con- 
structing intercepting sewer, etc.; 
communciation from Commis- 
sioner of Health Robertson dated 
December 21, 1916, reporting 
progress of filling up of "Bubbly 
Creek"] ;. 

Order (passed September 30, 
1912, page 1810) directing the 
Commissioner of Health to confer 
with the Sanitary District Trustees 
concerning deposit of sewage in 



the Chicago River (together with 
a letter from Commissioner of 
Health Young, dated October 7, 

1912, concerning the disposition, 
of dredgings in the Chicago River; 
communications from the Sani- 
tary District and miscellaneous 
correspondence bearing upon the 
same subject) ; 

Ordinance (referred June 23, 

1913, page 988) for filling parts of 
"Bubbly Creek" and removing 
bridges crossing same (together 
with certified copy of ordinance 
vacating part of Egan avenue for 
purposes of a canal, and a plat of 
same, passed September 11, 1869, 
and communications from Lieu- 
tenant Colonel Geo. A. Zinn, 
United States Engineers' Ofiice, 
the South Side Business Men's 
Association and the Corporation 
Counsel concerning the subject) ; 

Communication (Referred Jan- 

. uary 26, 1914, page 3681) from 

th'e Secretary of War relative to 

jurisidiction of the Government 

over "Bubbly Creek"; 

Opinion (referred March 2, 

1914, page 4116) from the Cor- 
poration Counsel concerning the 
flow of sewage in the City of 
ivanston into Lake Michigan (to- 
gether with report of the Com- 
missioner of Health on sewage 
discharge into the lake, a map 
showing the Evanston sewage sys- 
tem and a map showing the North 
Shore intercepting sewer and di- 
version thereof to Norjh Shore 
Channel), 

having had these several matters 
under consideration, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that the same 
be placed on file, as the committee 
is informed that the Lake Michigan 
Water Commission has the entire 
subject of the contamination of 
Lake Michigan waters under con- 
sideration. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Willis 0. Nance, 

Chairman. 



January 11, 1917. 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



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Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Nance moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Railway Terminals. 

The Committee on Railway Ter- 
minals submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Geiger, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Railway Ter- 
minals, to whom was referred (July 
12, 1915, page 1092) an ordinance 
amending an ordmance granting 
permission to the Pennsylvania 
Company, the Chicago & ^Northwest- 
ern Railway Company and the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail- 
way Company to maintain and op- 
erate certain switch tracks in West 
Water street between West Madison 
and Fulton streets and in North 
Canal street between Fulton street 
and Kinzie street, passed January 
10, 1910, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said ordi- 
nance with compensation of 
$2,600.50, as fixed by your Commit- 
tee on Compensation [ordinance 
printed in Pamphlet No. 671]. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Ellis Geiger, 

Chairman. 



Compensation. 

The Committee on Compensation 
submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. 
Kearns, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 



City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled, 

Your Committee on Compensa- 
tion, to whom was referred (Decem- 
ber 13, 1916, page 2542) an amen- 
datory ordinance providing for the 
vacations of certain streets and 
alleys not provided with subways 
between South Carpenter street and 
South Marshfield avenue, across the 
right-of-way of the C. R. I. & P. Ry., 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of said ordi- 
nance with compensation of $311.47, 
as fixed by your Committee §n Com- 
pensation [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 672] 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) James A. Kearns, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Kearns, deferrgji and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Compensation, 
to whom was referred (December 
13, 1916, page 2542) an amendatory 
ordinance providing for the vacation 
of certain streets and alleys not pro- 
vided with subways between Yin- 
cennes avenue and Carpenter street; 
also Sangamon street, adjacent to 
the right-of-way of the Chicago, 
Rock Island & Pacific Railway, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said ordinance with 
compensation of $3,826.20, as. fixed 
by your Committee on Compensation 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
672]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) James A. Kearns, 

Chairman. 



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January 11, 1917. 



All Matters Presented by the Alder- 
men; and Special Assessment, 
Improvement and Repealing Or- 
dinances Submitted by the Board 
of Local Improvements (Said 
Matters Having Been Presented 
in Order, by Wards, Beginning 
with the Thirty-fifth Ward). 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Kenna presented an ordi- 
nance granting pepmission and au- 
thority to the Congress ' Hotel Com- 
pany to maintain and use vaults 
undeir the surface of the alleys in 
the block bounded by East Con- 
gress 'Street, East Harrison street, 
South Michigan lavenue and South 
WaJbash avenue, and to construct 
and maintain openings in the sur- 
faces of said alleys, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Kenna presented an ordi- 
ance granting permission and au- 
thority to The Drake Hotel Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and 
use a three-story covered passage- 
way over and across the north-and- 
&outh alley in the block bounded by 
East Harrison street, South Michi- 
gan avenue, East Seventh street 
and South Wabash avenue, and to 
construct and maintain a tunnel 
under the , surface of said alley, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Coughlin presented a resolu- 
tion directing the Corporation 
Counsel to draft a Bill to permit 
the ownership and operation of the 
automatic telephone system by the 
City of Chicago, which was. 

Referred to the Committee on 
Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 

Aid. Coughlin presented a claim 
of Hannah iSullivan for a rebate of 
wat^r rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



SECOND WARD. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments -submitted a recommenda- 
tioA, estimate and ordinance for 
curbing, grading and paving with 
brick the alleys between East 37th 
street, East 37th place, South Wa- 
bash avenue and South State 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. DePriest, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas- and nays ^s 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Miartin, Doyle, MoCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler. Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. , J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays— None. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werner presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit oc- 
cupation of building at 433 East 
42nd street for use as a juvenile 
home, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Werner presented a petition 
of the Lincoln Centre for cancel- 
lation of a warrant for collection, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Schwartz presented a claim 
of Bride A. Phelan for a rebate of 
water rates, and a petition of 
William Downs foir cancellation of 



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a warrant for collection, which 
were 

Ref^red to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Schw^artz presented an order 
for paving East 45th street from 
Grand boulevard to Vincennes 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for grading 
and paving with bituminated con- 
crete the alley between East 41st 
street, 552 feet north of the north 
line of East 41st street. South Wa- 
bash avenue and South Michigan 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Werner, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
iain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Bvrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the al- 
leys toetween East 40th street, East 
4 1st street, Yincennes avenue and 
Grand boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Schwartz, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 



Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Miartin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka. Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the al- 
leys between East 41st street. Bo- 
wen avenue, St. Lawrence avenue 
and Vincennes avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Werner, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Time Fixed for Next Succeeding 
Regular Meeting. 

Aid. Richert presented an ordi- 
nance fixing the time for the next 



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succeeding regular meeting of the 
Council. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martm, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krum(^ick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwlefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tam, Lmk, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos J 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section l. That the next regu- 
lar meeting of the City Council to 
be held after the regular meeting 
held Thursday, January 11, 1917, 
at 2:00 o'clock P. M., be and the 
same is hereby fixed to (be held on 
Friday, the ninteenth (19), day of 
January, 1917, at 2:00 o'clock 
P. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance sl^all 
take effect and be in force from 
and after its passage. 



Loan ($1,500,000.00): from City 
Treasurer to City of Chicago. 

Aid. Richert presented an. ordi- 
ance authorizing a loan of $1,500,- 
000.00 from the City Treasurer to 
the City of Chicago. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 



Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays, as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Miartin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
■Anderson, Home, -Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps,. Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City of Chi- 
cago borrow from the City Treas- 
urer of the City of Chicago, and 
said Treasurer be and he hereby is 
authorized and directed to loan to 
the City of Chicago the sum of one 
million five hundred thousand 
($1,500,000) dollars, from funds of 
the City, to be returned, with in- 
terest at the current rates paid on 
tax warrants, on or before the 1st 
day of May, 1917. 

Section 2. That the City Comp- 
troller be and he hereby is au- 
thorized and directed immediately, 
upon the passage of the tax levy 
ordinance by the City of Chicago 
for the year 1917, to issue and sell 
tax anticipation warramtsi drawn 
against the tax levy for the year 
1917 in an amount sufficient to re- 
pay said loan, and the said loan be 
immediately repaid therefrom. 

Aid. Richert presented an order 
directing that Joseph Lebedis be 
permitted to occupy basement flat 



January 11, 1917. 



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2805 



in building at 3249 Lime street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Richert presented claims of 
Hansell-Elcock Company, Martin 
O'Shea, Arthur P. Starr and L. A. 
Tremann for rebates of water rates, 
claims of W. J. Hiss and Charles 
Oberhart for refunds of 90 per 
cent of special assessments for wa- 
ter supply pipes, and a claim of 
Kasimir Zinis for a refund of 
license fee, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. McCormick presented a 
claim of Morris, Goldschmidt & 
Company for a rebate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Nance presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the. Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Mary A. Reger to main- 
tain two driveways, one at Nos. 
5516-18 and the other at Nos. 
5520-22 Harper avenue; said 
permit to be issued and work to 
be done according to the provi- 
sions of the ordinance of July 
28th, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Aid. Nance presented claims of 
John Brennan and H. F. Norcott & 
Co. for rebates of water rates and 
a claim of A. Clark for reimiburse- 
ment of cost of repairing water ser- 
vice pipe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted an ordinance re- 
pealing an ordinance (passed May 



8, 1916) for paving the alley be- 
tween East 55th street. East 56th 
street, Ingleside avenue and Drexel 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. McCormick, said ordi- 
nance was passed, by yeas and. nays 
as follows: 

Yea5— Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martm, Doyle, McCormick, Nance 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alleys be- 
tween East 55th place. East .56th 
s'treet, Prairie avenue and Indiana 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Nance, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, ,by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Andepon, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Peg- 
bee, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 



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January 11, 1917. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
East 48th street from Ellis avenue 
to a point 125 feet west of Green- 
wood avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion 'Of Aid. McGormick, said esti- 
mate was approved and said ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle', McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
a system of streets as follows: 
East '60th street from a point 125 
feet west of Drexel avenue to a 
point 35 feet east of Drexel avenue, 
etc. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Nance, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by .yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein. Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 



bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kimball presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works toe and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Sam J. Gordon to 
string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across the 
sidewalk in front of 1233 East 
63rd street. Said sign shaU be 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and reg- 
ulations of the Department of 
public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination 
by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Aid. Kimball presented a claim 
of Peter Niland for a rebate of wa- 
ter rates, which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Kimball moved to approve 
an estimate and pass an ordinance 
for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the east-and-west alley- 
between East 61st place. East 62nd 
street, the Illinois Gentral Railroad 
and Dorchester avenue, deferred 
December 20, 1916, page 2606. 

The motion prevailed and said 
estimate was approved and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Y^as— Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 



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tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O' Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Miehaels'on, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 65. 
Nays — None. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Tyden presented an order 
directing issuance of a permit to 
Wacla Rosolowske to remodel 
building at 8439 Buffalo avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Tyden presented a claim of 
Bridget Doyle for a rebate of wa- 
ter rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. . 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Vanderbilt and Blo^k pre- 
sented an order directing the Com- 
mittee on Local Transportation to 
prepare an ordinance for construc- 
tion of a street railway extension 
in East 103rd .street from^ Cottage 
Grove avenue to Torrence avenue 
and in Torrence avenue from East 
103rd street to East 104th street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation, 

Aid. Vanderbilt, Block and Tyden 
presented an order directing the 
Committee on Harbors, Wharves 
and Bridges to report to the City 
Council a plan for harbor develop- 
ment at Calumet Lake, the cost of 
preparing such plan to be defrayed 
from the proceeds of harbor bonds, 
which w^as 

Betferred to the Committee on 
Harbors, Wharves and Bridges. 

Aid. Block and Vanderbilt pre- 
sented a petition and an order for 
paving South State street from 79th 
street to 95th street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



Aid. Vanderbilt and Block pre- 
sented an order for a sewer in East 
123rd street from South Michigan 
avenue to Indiana avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Block presented an order di- 
recting issuance of a permit to Oal- 
loy & Van Etten to construct an 
inclosed shelter shed adjoining 
building located at 11756 South 
Halsted street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hail. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for a wa- 
ter supply pipe in the east side of 
South Park avenue from East 83rd 
street to East 87th street, and in 
the west side of South Park avenue 
from East 83rd street to East 86th 
street, 

Consideration of which was, on 
motion of Aid. Block, deferred. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a water sup-ply pipe 
in Vernon avenue from East 83rd 
street to East 87th street, 

Consideration of which was, on 
motion of Aid. Block, deferred. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast iron water sup- 
ply pipe in Wentworth avenue from 
West 100th street to^ West 103rd 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Vanderlbiilt, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, iby yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimhall, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 



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Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, MilleT, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tairi, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'TooIe, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
ISays — None. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. CuUerton presented the fol- 
lowing order, \^hich was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Whereas, The United Breweries 
Company, in accordance with the 
provisions of an ordinance passed 
by the City Council on March 11, 
1916, and appearing upon pages 
3759-60 of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of said date, granting per- 
mission to said United Breweries 
Company to construct, maintain and 
use a bridge or covered passage- 
way over and across the east-and- 
west alley in the block bounded by 
West 21st place, West 21st street. 
South Western avenue and the Chi- 
cago, Burlington & Quincy R. R., 
filed its bond in the sum of ten 
thousand dollars ($10,000.00) with 
the City Clerk of the City of Chi- 
cago; and 

Whereas, In accordance with the 
provisions of an amendment to said 
ordinance passed by the City Council 
on July 10, 1916, and appearing upon 
page 1340 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of said date, tiie said 
United Breweries Company filed a 
new bond in the sum of ten thousand 
dollars ($10,000.00) with the City 
Clerk of the City of Chicago. 
Now, Therefore, It is 
Ordered, That the City Clerk be 
and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to cancel the ten thousand 
dollar ($10,000.00) bond filed by 
the United Breweries Company un- 
der the original ordinance passed by 
the City Council on March 11, 1916, 
from and after the date of the filing 
of the ten thousand dollar 



($10,000.00) bond by the said 
United Breweries Company in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of the ^ 
amendatory ordinance of November 
28, 1916, except for such acts ot 
causes of action as may have ac- 
crued prior to the filing of the said 
last mentioned bond. 

Aid. Gullerton presented claims of 
Louis Kaufmann and Mrs. G. A. 
Schulz for rebates of water rates, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Kerner presented a. resolu- 
tion endorsing a Bill submitted 
therewith for an Act to provide for 
the redistricting of the City into 
fifty Wards, for the election of fifty 
Aldermen therefrom for terms of 
four years, and for making the of- 
fices of City Clerk and City Treas- 
urer appointive, and providing for a 
recall of elective officers, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Kerner presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to Peter Sohuttler Company 
to maintain and use a water pipe 
under and across West 23rd street, 
east of South Rockwell street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Anderson presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Mrs. Howard to erect and 
maintain a V-shaped wooden sign, 
thirty by forty incbes, at the edge 
of the sidewalk in front of build- 
ing located at 3334 West Madison 



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street. Said wooden sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regula- 
j tions of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Aid. Anderson presented an order 
directing that C J. Meneley be al- 
lowed to maintain and occupy 
building at 2702 Warren avenue, 
which was 
I Referred to the Committee on 

Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Home presented the follow- 
ing order, w'hich was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Comniis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to S. Greenbalt to erect, and 
maintain for thirty days, a mus- 
lin banner over sidewalk in front 
of 3356 West 12th istreet. Said 
banner shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 
Aid. Home presented an order di- 
recting the Committee on Local 
Transportation to take up consid- 
eration of the matter of increasing 
the number of cars on the street 
railway lines in West Madison, West 
Yan Bur en. West 12th and West 
Harrison streets and in Crawford, 
Kedzie and Western avenues, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Home presented an order 
directing that action be taken to 
provide for a separation of grades 
of railroad tracks crossing North 
California avenue between West 
Grand avenue and Fulton street, to 
permit the opening of said street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Track Elevation. 



Aid. Home presented a claim of 
Ida H. Bevan for a rebate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Utpatel presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and^he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to The Standard Oil Gompfany, 
a corlporation, to construct and 
maintain a driveway across the 
sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 906-10 North Kedzie 
avenue; said permit to be Issued 
and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the 
terms of an ordinance passed July 
28, 1913, governing the construc- 
tion and maintenaj&o of driveways. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, the Com- 
missioner of Health, Commission- 
er of Buildings, City Comptroller, 
President of the Board of Local 
Improvements and the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity are 
hereby ordered to present to the 
next meeting of the City Council, 

1st — A report in detail showing 
the number of civil service em- 
ployes in their respective fdepart- 
ments who have been temporarily 
forced out of the City's service 
since December 1st, and the 
monthly salary of each. 

2nd — A report in detail show- 
ing the number of temporeiry em- 
ployes now working in their re- 
spefctive departments, length of 
time each one has been so em- 
ployed, and the salary of each 
such temporary employe. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioners of Buildings, Health and 
Public Works be and they are 



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hereby authorized and directed to 
issue to the Congregation Atereth 
Israel all necessary permits, free 
of charge, for the erection of a 
two- story brick church building, 
on premises commonly known as 
1235-37 North Irving avenue. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented an or- 
der directing the Committee on 
Judiciary to diraft a Bill for an Act 
to permit cities to establish munic- 
ipal banks, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented an order 
directing the Committee on Judic- 
iary to prepare an ordinance for the 
examination and licensing of opera- 
tors of passenger elevators, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented an order 
for a sidewalk on the west side of 
North Homan avenue from Hirsch 
street to Beach avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted an ordinance re- 
pealing an ordinance (passed March 
31, 1916) for cement sidewalks on 
the south side of Potomac avenue 
from North Homan avenue to North 
Central Park avenue. 

By unanimous iconsent, on motion 
of Aid. Rodriguez, said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vandeir- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, ■ Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link. Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 



ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson,, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Zwiefka presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly (passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
ds hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Lowe's' Deipartment Store 
- to string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across the 
sidewalk in front of 1315 Milwau- 
kee avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Mandel Brothers to string, 
and maintain for thirty days, a 
muslin sign across the sidewalk 
in front of 1270' Milwaukee ave- 
nue. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of ~ 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Zwiefka presented an order 
for paving the alley in the block 
bounded by Blaickhawk, West Divi- 
sion, Dickson and Holt streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted an ordinance re- 
pealing an ordinance passed June 
15, 1914) for cement sidewalks on 
the south side of West Erie street 



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from North Green street to North 
Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Sitts, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays: as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, De Priest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichoIs, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Korne, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, 0' Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaels'on, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke,. Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Healy presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to W. D. Allen Manufacturing 
Company to erect and maintain 
two wire signs, each to be 12-ft. 
by 14-ft. to extend out over Lake 
street and Jefferson street from 
the building located at the north- 
east corner of West Lake and 
North Jefferson streets. Said signs 
•shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Healy presented claims of W. 
J. Newman and Gilbert Van Daalen 
for rebates of water rates, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Boa:rd of Local Improve- 



ments submitted an ordinance re- 
pealing an ordinance (passed Octo- 
ber 10, 1916) for piaving the alley 
between GarroU avenue, Fulton 
street, Ann street and North Eliza- 
beth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Murray, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

^Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichoIs, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. .J, 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Powers presented the follow- 
ing order, whiicb was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby authorized to issue a 
permit to W. G. Ritchie & Com- 
pany to maintain and operate a 
scale as now constructed in the 
alley adjoining the premises lo- 
cated at 418 South Green street, 
in acicordance with plans and 
specifications to be filed with and 
approved by the said Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, upon the 
filing of the application and bond 
and payment of the initial com- 
pensation provided for by ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Powers presented claimsi of 
John Hertz, W. J. Mayer and A. Stein 
& Go. for rebates of water rates, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



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January 11, 1917. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Miller presented the follow- 
ing ordinance, which was; ordered 
published and referred to the Com- 
mittee on License: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1621 of 
The Chicago Code of 1911 be and 
the same is hereby amended as fol- 
lows : 

By striking out the words 
"twenty-five", appearing in the fifth 
line of said Section 1621, and sub- 
stituting in lieu thereof the words 
"tv/o hundred", and further by 
striking out the words "six dollars 
and fifty cents" appearing on the 
first line on page 560 of said Code 
of 1911, and substituting in lieu 
thereof the words "twenty-five dol- 
lars." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and eifect from and af- 
ter its passage and approval. 

Aid. Miller presented a claim of 
A. Jacobson for a rebate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Geiger presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue a permit and install with- 
out charge a 4-inch service pipe 
without meter for the Catholic 
Seminary at 833-53 Rush street. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to S. A. Fowler to hang a 
sign at 1563 Wells street. Said 
sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department 
of Public Works. This privilege 



shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Worbs be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit Sidney Wolfson to erect a 
muslin sign across sidewalk in 
front of 717 North Clark street for 
a period of 15 days. Said muslin 
sign shall be erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
revocation by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Aid. Geiger presented an ordi- 
nance providing for the construction 
of a street railway in Fairbanks 
court from East Chicago avenue to 
East Grand avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Geiger presented an ordi- 
nance amending an ordinance passed 
March 23, 1914, granting certain 
rights and privileges to The Union 
Station Company, in. reference to 
the grades of South Canal, Bunker 
and West 12th streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Railway Terminals. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, Esti- 
mate and ordinance for grading and 
paving with bituminated concrete 
the alley between East Huron street, 
East Erie street, Fairbanks court 
and St. Clair street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Geiger, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, De Priest, 
Norris, Werner. Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichoIs, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 



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Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O' Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the pub- 
lic alley between Maple street. West 
Oak street. North Dearborn street 
and North Clark street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Walker, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yea5-r-Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martm, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Mernam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
hec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher,' Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance ' for grading and paving 
with Portland cement concrete the 
alley between East Superior street, 
East Huron street, Fairbanks court 
and St. Clair street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Geiger, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richerl, 
Martm, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 



lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — ^None. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ellison and Bauler presented 
an ordinance granting permission 
and authority to Pettibone, MuUiken 
& Company to maintain and opejate 
a railroad switch track along and 
across Kingsbury street and across 
Eastman street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
LoiCial Industries. 

Aid. Ellison and Bauler presented 
an ordinance granting permission 
and authority to W. F. Hall Printing 
Company to construct, maintain and 
use a bridge or covered passageway 
over and across an east-and-west 
alley in the block bounded by West 
Chicago avenue, Townsend street. 
West Superior street and Kingsbury 
street and a vault or tunnel under 
the surface of said alley, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Bauler and Ellison presented 
an order directing that the W. F. 
Hall Printing Company be allowed 
to construct an addition to building 
at the northwest corner of West 
Superior and Townsend streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Bauler presented a claim of 
Mrs. Josephine Brada for a rebate 
of water rates, which was 
' Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



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January 11, 1917. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Wallace presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Petersen Furniture 
Company to erect, and maintain 
for thirty days, a muslin sign over 
the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 1048 Belmont avenue. 
Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Wallace presented a claim of 
Joseph Wolf for a refund of permit 
fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Gnadt presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Hart Cloak Company to 
string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across the 
sidewalk in front of 3130 Lincoln 
avenue. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Haderlein presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Lincoln Style Shop to 
string, and maintain for thirty 



days, a muslin sign across the 
sidewalk in front of 3040 Lincoln 
avenue. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Capitain presented claims of 
E. G. Jackson and of the Catholic 
Bishop of Chicago for refunds of 
permit fees, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Capitain presented an order 
for paving Glengyle avenue from 
Sheridan road to Lake Michigan, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted an ordinance repealing 
an ordinance (passed March 16, 
1914) for cement sidewalks on both 
sides of Fargo avenue from Sher- 
idan road to 553 feet east of Sher- 
idan road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Capitain, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yea5— Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormi-ck, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley* Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipos, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Keams, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Miohaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 



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TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Pretzel presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall be and it 
hereby is directed to revise and 
simplify the Building Code of the 
City of Chicago, such revision to 
include the ordinance require- 
ments of the Department of 
Buildings, the Sanitary Bureau of 
the Department of Health and the 
Bureau of Fire Prevention and 
Public Safety. 

Aid. Pretzel presented a communi- 
cation from the Chicago Masons and 
Builders' Association in reference 
to an ordinance requiring installa- 
tion of ten^porary toilet facilities in 
buildings in course of construction, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
:submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a cast-iron 
water supply pipe in a system of 
streets as follows: Devon avenue 
from North California avenue to 
North Francisico avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
-of Aid. Lipps, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follow^s : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols. Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geigrer, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler. Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Keams, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Miohaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance ffor a cast-iron water 
supply pipe in a system of streets 
as follows: Devon avenue from 
Nortel Rockwell street to North 
Washtenaw avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Pretzel, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Morris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Btock, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, . Heady, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker; Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
toec, Byrne, O'Toole, Keams, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelsion, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast-iron water 
supply pipe in North Oakley avenue 
from Peterson avenue to Granville 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Lipps, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Btock, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link. Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler. Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Keams, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Miohaelson, 



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January H, 1917. 



Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynoh — 65. 
Nays— None, 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with asphaltic macadam the 
east roadway of Ravenswood avenue 
from Addison street produced wesi 
to Byron street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Pretzel, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kemer, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Keams, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast-iron water sup- 
ply pipe in a system of streets as 
follows, to wit: North Sacramento 
avenue and North Richmond street 
from Devon avenue to Albion ave- 
nue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Lipps, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kemer, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 



Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
ta in, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
'bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Keams, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Watson presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he hereby is directed to issue 
a permit to the Irving Park 
Theatre Company to erect and 
maintain an illuminated sign in 
front of 4003-05 Irving Park 
boulevard. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue per- 
mits to the Northrop Oil Com- 
pany to construct and maintain 
driveways across the sidewalk in 
front, of premises known as 3648 
Milwaukee avenue and 4350 Addi- 
son street; said permits to be is- 
sued and the work therein author- 
ized to be done in accordance with 
the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Aid. Watson presented an order 
granting free use of water from the 
City's mains to the Edison Park 
District, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Watson presented a claim of 
M. A. Lee for reimbursement of cost 
of repairing sewer, which was 

Referred to the Committee orf 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a cast-iron 
water supply pipe in a system of 
streets as follows : Bryn Mawr ave- 



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NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



nue from Kimball avenue to North 
Trumbull avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kennedy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinane was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas— KeniidL, Cou^hlin, DePriest, 
Xorris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martm, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, ' Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rpdnguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 

I Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 

i Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'TooIe, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blah a. Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Littler presented an ordi- 
nance amending an ordinance passed 
• December 13, 1916, pages 2520-1, 
establishing the dock line of certain 
premises bordering upon the North 
Branch of the Chicago River. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Littler moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
I nays as follows: 

Yeas—Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norns, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martm, Doyle, MoCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
feitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz,' 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
3ec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns Peg- 
:*am, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 



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Janke, Thos. J. 



Blaha, Toman, 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

An ordinance to amend Section 1 of 
■an ordinance for establishing the 
dock line of certain premises 
bordering upon the North Branch 
of the Chicago River. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section One of 
an Ordinance for establishing the 
dock line of certain premises bor- 
dering upon the North Branch of 
the Chicago River, passed by the 
City Council of the City of Chicago 
December 13, 1916, and appearing, 
m the Journal of the Proceedings of 
the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago, Illinois, beginning on page 
2520 and ending on page 2521, be 
and the same is hereby amended by 
striking out the word thirteen 
after the word Range in the twenty- 
fourth line from the bottom, left- 
hand column, page 2520 in of the 
Council Proceedings of said date, 
and by substituting ifi lieu thereof 
the word fourteen. 

Section 2. This Ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Aid. Adamowski presented the 
following order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Messrs. Abinanti and Pan- 
naro to erect and maintain a bar- 
ber pole on the sidewalk at the 
northeast corner of North Cali- 
fornia and Diversey avenues. Said 
barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules; and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 



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•January 11, 1917. 



Aid. Adamowski presented an or- 
der directing issuance of a permit 
to Christiansen Brothers Dairy Go. 
to erect a wagon shed at 2700-10 
North Campbell avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Adamowski presented an or- 
der directing that R. Tabaczka be 
permitted to maintain and occupy 
flat in rear of building at 2229 North 
Seeley avenue, which was 

Referred to, the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted an ordinance repealing 
an ordinance (passed May 22, 1916) 
for paving North Richmond street 
from Palmer street to Armitage 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Littler, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kemer, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowi^ak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler. Adamowski, Hru- 
b'ec, Bvrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Mich nelson. 
Blah a, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^65. 
Nays — None. 



nue to South Richmond street, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

, Aid. Bryne and Hrubec presented 
orders and a petition for paving 
South Albany avenue. South Rich- 
mond street. South Sacramento ave- 
nue. South Troy street and South 
Whipple street from West 55th 
street to West 57th street, and West 
56th street from South Kedzie ave- 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. O'Toole presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to- in- 
stall and maintain an electric 
light on West 52nd street in the 
alley west of South Halsted 
street. 

i Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall and maintain an electric arc 
light on West 52nd street in the 
alley east of South Morgan street. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Kearns presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on jnotion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works and the 
Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and they are hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to R. R. 
Pegram to erect and maintain an 
electric sign, 5 feet by 8 feet, to 
extend from the building Ideated 
at 1156 West 63rd street. Said 
electric sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
the rules and regulations of the 
Departments of Public Works and 
Gas and Electricity. This privi- 
lege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in 
his discretion. , 

Aid. Kearns presented a claim of 
Edward Bern for a rebate of water 
rates and a claim of Jacob Ellis for 
a rebate of license fee, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



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NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS. 



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Aid. Pegram presented the follow- 
ing order, which, was on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works and the 
Commissioner of Gas and Electri- 
city be and they are hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Gold- 
stein Furniture Company to erect 
and maintain an electric sign 
81-3 feet by 12 feet, extending 
from the building located at 5934 
South Halsted street. Said elec- 
tric sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
the rules and regulations of the 
Departments of Public Works and 
Gas and Electricity. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Pegram presented an order 
directing the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and the Board of Local 
Improvements to ascertain whether 
the pavement recently laid in West 
60th street from South Halsted 
street to South Racine avenue com- 
plies with specifications, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a tile pipe 
sewer in Grove avenue from West 
60th street to a point 350 feet north 
of West 61st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 

of Aid. Kearns, said estimate was 

approved and said ordinance was 

passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeo^— Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 

Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 

Martm, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 

Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 

bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 

lerton, Krumdick, Kemer, Novak 

Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith 

Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 

^itts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 

Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 

Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 

Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 

tarn Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 

Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 



bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
rani, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Miohaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Fisher, Rea, Block and Van- 
derbilt presented a petition and or- 
der for 10-minute street car service 
on Vincennes avenue between 111th 
and 119th streets and for continua- 
tion of the street railway service 
on 119th street between Vincennes 
avenue and "West Pullman" until 
1:00 a. m., which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Fisiier presented "a resolution 
directing the Committee on Finance 
to .take up for consideration the 
question of the grading of inspec- 
tion fees to correspond to the actual 
service rendered, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Fisher presented a claim of 
E. S. Latimer for a refund of per- 
mit fee, which was 

Referred, to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Fisher and Rea presented the 
following order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys take up for 
its consideration the requests em- 
bodied in the accompanying reso- 
lutions [boulevarding of Loomis 
street between West 67th and 
West 87th streets] and report its 
findings to the City Council. 

Aid. Rea presented the following 
ordQr, which was, on motion, duly 
pas.sed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioners of Public Works, Gas and 
Electricity, Buildings and Health 
be ^d they are hereby directed to 
issue the necessary permits, in- 
cluding inspections, without 



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January H, 1917. 



charge, for the erection of a con- 
vent and sicihool building by the 
St. Brendan's Parish located at 
the southeast corner of Marquette 
road and South Elizabeth street. 

Aid. Rea presented an order di- 
recting that Peter Gloodt be allowed 
to maintain building as constructed 
at 8357 Justine street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted an ordinance repealing 
an ordinance ;(passed December 7, 
1914) for cinder sidewalks on the 
west side of South Ada street from 
West 86th street to West 87th 
street. 

By unanimousi consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Fisher, said ordinance 
was passed, by .yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Miartin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner,^ Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast-iron water sup- 
ply pipe in a system of streets as 
follows: West 82nd place from 
South Hamlin avenue to a point 108 
feet west of South Springfield ave- 
nue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Rea, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
, Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 



Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast-iron water 
supply pipe in South Hermitage 
avenue from West 81st street to 
West 83rd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Fisher, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance,- 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Yander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
ierton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J.' 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast-iron water sup- 
ply pipe in South Hermitage avenue 
from West 78th street to West 79th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
Off Aid. Rea, sa'id estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 



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Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Riohert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, tNance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, €ul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast-iron water sup- 
ply pipe in South Marshfield avenue 
from West 81st street to West 83rd 
street. 

By unanimous! consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Fisher, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays ais 
follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest. 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast-iron water sup- 
ply pipe in South Marshfield avenue 
from West 78th street to West 79th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rea, said estimate was ap- 



proved and .said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yea5— -Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Ji^Tris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith; 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski 
bitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy 
Powers, ^Bowler, Miller, Franz,' 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tam Link, Lipp®, Pretzel, Kennedy 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
rani, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a water supply pipe 
in West 105th place from South 
Wood street to Prospect avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Fisher, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinane was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriesl, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers. Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tam, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, R'ea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast-iron water sup- 
ply pipe in South Paulina street 
from West 78th street to West 79th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Rea, said estimate was 



2822 



NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



January 11, 1917. 



approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Cmighlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, MilleT, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance (passed March 11, 1916) for 
water service pipes in West 74th 
street from South State street to 
Vincennes avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Fisher, said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Mille'r, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, • Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Michaelson presented the fol- 
lowing Orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 



of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Joseph L. Kukac to erect a drug 
mortar sign on a post at the curb 
in front of premises known as 4354 
Armitage avenue, said mortar to be 
26 inches in height and 18 inches in 
diameter. Said mortar shall be 
erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations 
of tht Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to George Tomaso to- tap the 
water main at Harlem and West 
Grand avenues and to install, with 
meter, a water service pipe to 
supply premises known as 7215 
West Grand avenue. 

Aid. Michaelson presented an or- 
der directing that Robert A. Koch 
be allowed to construct and main- 
tain a private one-story brick 
garage at rear of 3235 Fullerton 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Michaelson presented an or- 
der directing that H. Wright be per- 
mitted to construct a frame addition 
to building at 7165 West Grand ave- 
nue', which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Michaelson presented a claim 
of A. R. Boynton for a rebate of 
water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Michaelson presented orders 
for sewers in Mason, McVicker and 
Mobile avenues from Wrightwood 
avenue to Diversey avenue, and in 
Narragansett avenue from West 
Grand avenue southward to railroad, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



January 11, 1917. 



NEW BUSINESS ^BY WARDS. 



2823 



The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted an ordinance repealing an 
ordinance (passed October 2, 1916) 
for cinder sidewalks on a system of 
streets as follows: South side of 
Belmont avenue from 251.64 feet 
east of North Natoma avenue to 
North Oak Park avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Buck, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martm, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Mernam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz' 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tam, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blah a. Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast-iron water sup- 
ply pipe in North Linder avenue 
from Wellington avenue to Belmont 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Michaelson, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

. Yea5— Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martm, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Mernam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
.hitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geisrer, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tam Link, Liops, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Bvrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 



Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos J 
Lynch — 65. . ^o. u. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordmance for a cast-iron water sup- 
ply pipe in North Long avenue from 
Wellmgton avenue to Belmont ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Buck, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yea5— -Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
feitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tam Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole. Kearns ' Peg- 
rani, Fisber, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos J 
Lynch— 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast-iron water sup- 
ply pipe in North Lotus avenue from 
Wellington avenue to Belmont ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Michaelson, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yea5— Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Mernam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel. Kennedy, 



r 



2824 



NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



January 11, 1917. 



Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast-iron water sup- 
ply pipe in North Luna avenue from 
Wellington avenue to Belmont ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
-of Aid. Buck, said estimate was ap-. 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas' and nays as' follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Horne, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka> Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kenneay, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None\ 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast-iron water sup- 
ply pipe in North Marmora avenue 
from Diversey avenue to a point 398 
feet north of Altgeld street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Michaelson, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block. Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Horne, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 



Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy. 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast-iron water sup- 
ply pipe in North Newland avenue 
from Diversey avenue to Wright- 
wood avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Buck, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle. McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Horne, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geigeir, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, 0'T(3ole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a* cast-iron water sup- 
ply pipe in North Oak Park avenue 
from a point 8 feet north of Diver- 
sey avenue to a point 418 feet south 
of Belmont avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Michaelson, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Miartin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Horne, Lawley, Smith, 



January 11, 1917. 



NEW BUSINESS — ^BY WARDS. 



2825 



Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tam, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance (passed October 2, 1916) for 
cinder sidewalks on a system of 
streets as follow^: South side of 
Wellington avenue from 251.04 feet 
east of North Natoma avenue to 
North Oak Park avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Buck, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas—Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNiohols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith,' 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
JMtts, Walkowiak, Murray Healy 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz! 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tam Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns Peg- 
rani, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michkelson, 
Blaha, Toman. Janke, Thos J 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None, 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Blaha presented the follow- 
ing orders, whicih were, on motion, 
duly passed. 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
IS hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to A. Gordon to erect and 
maintain a plumber's sign on the 
sidewalk at 3337 West 12th 
street. Said plumber's sign shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 



lations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
•sioner of Public Works be ahd he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Ben Yaglon to string, and 
maintain for thirty days, a mus- 
lin sign across the sidewalk in 
Iront of premises known as 3511 
West Twelfth street. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained in 
accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Blaha presented a claim of 
Rubin Weisbrodt for a rebate of 
water rates,, which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Toman presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
IS hereby directed to remove the 
wooden pole situated in front of 
3531 to 3539 West 12th stf-eet. 

Aid. Toman presented a petition 
lor installation of crossing gates at 
said South Kildare avenue and the 
Douglas Park branch of the Metro- 
politan West Side Elevated Railroad 
Company, which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Toman presented a claim of 
M. Goldberg for a rebate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Finance. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Janke presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed : 



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UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



January 11, 1917. 



Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall a fire alarm box at the corner 
of South Mayfleld avenue and 
West Adams street; also a patrol 
box at South Austin avenue and 
West Adams street. 

Ordered. That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to The Jurgen Peterson 
Furniture Company to string, and 
maintain for thirty days, a muslin 
sign across the sidewalk in front 
of premises known as 4139 West 
North avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Style Shoe Company to 
string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a banner across the sidewalk 
in front of 3947 West North 
avenue. Said banner shall be 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Aid. Janke presented a resolution 
directing the Committee on Track 
Elevation to prepare an ordinance 
providing for a subway in Gladys 
avenue under the tracks of the Belt 
Railway (C. & W. I. R. R.), which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented the 
following order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 



is hereby authorized to issue a 
permit to Ford Motor Company, a 
Michigan corporation, to con- 
struct, maintain and operate a 
canopy over the sidewalk in South 
Kildare avenue and West Madison 
street, to be attached to the 
building or structure located at 
southwest corner of South Kil- 
dare avenue and West Madison 
street, in accordance with plans 
and specifications to be filed with 
the Commissioner of Public 
Works and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Buildings and Chief 
of Fire Prevention and Public 
Safety, said canopy not to exceed 
twelve (12) feet in length nor six 
(6) feet in width, upon the filing 
of the application and bond and 
payment of the initial compensa- 
tion provided for by ordinance. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



Electric Light, Telephone and Tele- 
graph Poles: Acceptance of 
Bills of Sale to City. 

Aid. Richert moved to pro- 
iceed to consideration of the re- 
port of the Committee on Finance 
on a commuiiication from the Com- 
missioner of Gas and Electricity 
relative to the City's assuming own- 
nership of electric light, telephone 
and telegraph poles, deferred and 
published December 28, 1916, page 
2670. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the ordi- 
nance submitted therewith [printed 
in Pamphlet No. 665]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimlball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 



January 11, 1917. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



2827 



Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gna^t, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Reams, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be, and 
he is hereby, authorized and 
directed to accept on behalf of the 
City of Chicago, all bills of sale 
presented to him by any person, 
firm or corporation doing business 
in the City of Chicago, conveying, 
assigning or transferring to the 
said City of Chicago the ownership 
of any electric light poles, telephone 
poles or telegraph poles, which the 
said Commissioner of Gas and 
Electricity shall deem necessary or 
desirable for the use of the said 
City of Chicago. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of 
Gas and Electricity shall, upon the 
acceptance of said electric light 
poles, telephone poles or telegraph 
poles, cause all previous marks of 
ownership to be removed, and shall 
immediately thereafter remark 
same indicating the city's owner- 
ship of said poles. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and after 
its passage. 



Chicago Postal Pneumatic Tube Co.: 
New Bond Under Ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of acceptance of new bond of 
the Chicago Postal Pneumatic Tube 
Company under ordinance, deferred 



and published December 28, 1916, 
page 2670. 

The motion prevailed. ^ 

Aid. Riohert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
N'orris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptrol- 
ler be and he' is hereby directed to 
return the said bond to the Chicago 
Postal Pneumatic Tube Company for 
changes in accordance with the let- 
ter of the Corporation Counsel, 
dated November 28, 1916, attached, 
and to notify the Chicago Pneumat- 
ic Tube Co. that the old bond can- 
not be returned for the reasons 
stated in said communication. 



^>roperty at 1932-44 W. 20th Street: 
Renewal of Lease. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of renewal of lease on property 
at 1932-44 West 20th street for the 
Eleventh Ward yard, deferred and 
putW^ished December 28, 1916, page 
2670. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 



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January 11, 1917. 



said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion -prevailed and said or- 
der was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
N'orris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, MoGormick, Nance, 
M^erriam, Kimlball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker,, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipns, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
nassed * 

Ordered, That the City Comptrol- 
ler be and he is hereby authorized 
to exercise the option contained in 
the lease which expires Marcb 31, 
1917, to renew the lease of property 
at 1932-44 West 20th street for use 
as the Eleventh Ward yard. 



Mierriam, Kimlb'all, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka,, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
. Nays — None. 

The ifoUowing is said order as 
passed: ' 

Ordered, That the General Su- 
perintendent of Police be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance 
with his request of December 19, 
1916, attached hereto, to convert the 
present delivery truck intO' a patrol 
wagon for the Twentieth Precinct 
Station, and to purchase, without 
advertising, one Ford delivery 
wagon for use by the Police Repair 
Shops in a sum not to exceed five 
hundred nineteen ($519.00) dollars 
complete, expense of same to be 
charged to appropriations for the 
Police Department. 



Department of Police: Converting j 
of Truck into Patrol Wagon and 
Purchase of Delivery Wagon. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter 
of conversion of a truck into a 
patrol wagon and purchase of a de- 
livery wagon for the Department of 
Police, deferred and published De- 
cember 28, 1916, page 2671. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
N'orris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 



F. Schmalzer: Water Service Pipe. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Gommittee on Finance on an order 
directing issuance of a permit to F. 
Schmalzer to install a water service 
pipe to supply premises known as 
4821 Drummond place, deferred 
and published December 28, 1916, 
page 2671. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass isaid order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Riohert, 
Martin, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, KimJball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 



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lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Bvrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by directed to issue a permit to F. 
Schmalzer to tap water supply pipe 
at North Cicero avenue and Drum- 
mond place, and to install, without 
meter, a one-inch service pipe to 
supply premises known as 4821 
Drummond place. 



W. North Av., between N. Central 

and N. Austin Aves.: Wiater 

Supply Pipes. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance on an order 
for water supply pipes in West 
North avenue between North Cen- 
tral and ^ North Austin avenues, de- 
fep:"ed and published December 28, 
1916, page 2671. 

The motion prevailed.' 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 



tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch^ — 65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
pf Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized and directed to make 
such connections and extensions to 
water mains in the north side of 
North avenue between Central and 
Austin avenues as will permit con- 
nections to be taken therefrom for 
adjacent streets whenever it is nec- 
essary to lay mains therein, either 
by special assessment, deposit or on 
a revenue basis, said extensions not 
to exceed 1200 feet of pipe and not 
to cost to exceed two thousand 
($2,000.00) dollars. 



Republic Box Co. and Louis F. Non- 

nast: Switch Track across 

North Halsted Street. 

Aid. Fisher moved to j/roceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries on 
an ordinance granting peirmission 
and authority to the Republic Box 
Company and Louis F. Nonnast to 
construct, maintain and operate .a 
railroad switch track across North 
Halsted street at Hooker street, de- 
ferred and published Decemlber 28, 
1916, page 2688. 

The motion prevailed.^ 

Alfl. Fisher moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensation of $10'0.00 
per annum, as fixed by the Commit- 
tee on Compensation [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 662]. 

After debate Aid. Cullerton moved 
to defer further consideration of 
said report until the next succeed- 
ing regular meeting. 

The motion to defer prevailed. 



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Moir Hotel Co.: Ornamental Clock. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance granting permission 
and authority to the Moir Hotel 
company to erect and maintain an 
ornamental clock extending from 
building at southeast corner of 
South Clark and West Madison 
streets, deferred and puiblished De% 
cemher 28, 1916, page 2688. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy mpved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
664]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
N'orris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Mierriam, Kimlball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, . Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch^ — 65. 

Nays — None. 

* The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permissiofl and 
authority be and the same are here- 
by given and granted to Moir Hotel 
Company, a corporation, its succes- 
sors and assigns, to erect and main- 
tain an ornamental clock extending 
from building over sidewalk inter- 
section at Clark and Madison streets 
adjoining southeast corner of said 
streets, said clock to be constructed 
according to plans approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works of 



the City of Chicago, a copy of which 
plan ishall be kept on file in the of- 
fice of the said Commissioner; and 
the said clock shall be constructed 
in a safe and workmanlike manner, 
under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. Said clock shall be 
properly attached to the walls of the 
building in which said place of busi- 
ness is located, as aforesaid, and 
same shall not exceed six (6) feet 
in height nor extend more than nine 
(9) feet, six (6) inches beyond the 
face of the building, and the lowest 
portion of same shall not be less 
than fifteen (15) feet above the 
surface of the sidewalk at that 
point. 

Section 2. The permission and 
authority herein granted shall cease 
and determine ten (10) years from 
and after the date of the passage of 
this ordinance, or may be revoked 
at any time prior thereto by the 
Mayor in his discretion without the 
consent of the grantee herein 
named. This ordinance shall also be 
subject to amendment, modification 
or repeal at any time without the 
consent of said grantee, and in case 
of such repeal all the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon 
cease and determine. In icia^^e of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time, t)r by the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, 
said grantee, its successors and as- 
signs, shall remove said clock with- 
out cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago, 
under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. In the event of the 
failure, neglect or refusal on the 
part of the said grantee to remove 
said clock at the termination of 
said privilege, then the work shall 
be done by the City of Chicago and 
the cost and expense of same 
charged to the said grantee. 

Section 3. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordi- 
nance until a permit authorizing 
same shall have been issued by the 



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Commissioner of Public Works, and 
no permit shall issue until the 
grantee herein shall execute to the 
City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of Ten Thou- 
sand Dollars ($10,000'.00), with 
sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the faith- 
ful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance and 
conditioned further to indemnify, 
keep and save harmless the City of 
Chicago against all liabilities, judg- 
ments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against 
said city in consequence of the 
granting of this ordinance, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to 
or recovered froni said City from or 
by reason or on account of any act 
or thing done by the grantee herein 
by virtue of the authority herein 
granted. Said bond and the liability 
of the suretie® thereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, 
then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this 
ordinance said grantee, its succes- 
sors or assigns, shall at all times 
maintain said clock in a manner 
satisfactory to the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and, 
after its passage, provided the said 
grantee files its written acceptance 
of this ordinance, together with the 
bond herein provided for with the 
City Clerk within sixty (60) days 
after the passage of this ordinance. 



W. A. Wieboldt: Bridge across Alley. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an OTdinance granting permission 
and authority to W. A. Wieboldt to 
construct, maintain and use a 



bridge or covered passageway across 
the north -and -south alley adjoin- 
ing premises known as 1643 Elk 
street and 1342-8 Bauwans street, 
deferred and published December 
28, 1916,- page 2688. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensation of $50.00 
per annum, as fixed by the Commit- 
tee on Compensation [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 664]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
0|?dinance was pasisied, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, . McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimtoall, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Linns, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

iVays— None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passied: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and 
authority be and the same are 
hereby given and granted to W. A. 
Wieboldt, his heirs, executors and 
assigns to construct, maintain and 
use a bridge or covered passageway 
across the north-and-south sixteen 
(16) foot alley connecting the third 
floor of the building known as 1643 
Elk street with the corresponding 
floor of the building known as 1342- 
1348 IBauwans street. Said bridge 
or covered passageway shall be 
constructed of incombustible ma- 
terial and shall not exceed six (6) 
feet in width and one (1) story in 



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height, the location and construc- 
tion of same to be substantially as 
shown on blue print hereto attached 
which' for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part of this ordi- 
nance. 

Section 2. The permission and 
authority herein granted shall cease 
and determine ten years from and 
after August 24, 1916, or may be 
revoked at any time prior thereto 
by the Mayor in his discretion 
without the consent of the grantee 
herein named. This ordinance 
shall also be subject to amendment, 
modification or repeal at any time 
without the consent of said grantee, 
and in case of such repeal all the 
privileges herein granted shall 
thereupon cease and determine. In 
the event of the termination, re- 
vocation, amendment or modifica- 
tion of the lauthority or privileges 
hereby granted, by lapse of time, 
the exercise of the Mayor's discre- 
tion or the exercise by the City 
Council of the powers above re- 
served, the grantee, by the filing of 
the written acceptance hereinafter 
provided for, shall be understood as 
consenting that the City shall retain 
all money it shall have previously 
received under the provisions of 
this ordinance from said grantee, 
said money to be considered and 
treated as compensation for the au- 
thority, permission and privileges 
enjoyed from the date of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance until such 
action by the Mayor or City Council 
as the case may be. 

In case of the termination of the 
privileges herein granted, by lapse 
of time, the exercise of the Mayor's 
discretion or otherwise, said gran- 
tee, his heirs, executors or assigns, 
shall remove said bridge or covered 
passageway without cost or expense 
of any kind whatsoever to the City 
o,f Chicago, provided that in the 
event of the failure, neglect or re- 
fusal on the part of said grantee, 
his heirs, executors or assigns, to 
remove said bridge or covered pas- 
sageway when directed so to do, the 
City -of Chicago may proceed to do 



said work and charge the expense 
thereof to said grantee. 

Section 3. At the expiration of 
the privileges herein granted, the 
bridge or covered passageway here- 
in authorized shall be removed by 
said grantee, unless this ordinance 
shall be renewed. No permit shall 
be issued allowing any work to pro- 
ceed in and about the construction 
of said bridge or covered passage- 
way until plans and specifications 
of the completed structure shall 
first have been submitted to and 
approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works. • 

Section 4. The said grantee 
agrees to pay to the City of Chicago 
as compensation for said bridge or 
covered passageway, the sum of 
fifty dollars ($50.00) per lannum, 
payable annually in advance, the 
first payment to be made as of the 
date of August 24, 1916, and each 
succeeding payment annually there- 
after, provided that if default is 
made in the payment of any of the 
installments of compensation here- 
in provided for, the privileges 
herein granted may be immediately 
terminated under any one of the 
powers reserved to the Mayor or 
City Council by section two (2) 
hereof, and thereupon this ordi- 
nance shall become null and void. 

Section 5. Before doing any 
work under or by virtue of the au- 
thority herein granted, said grantee 
shall execute to the City of Chicago 
a good and sufficient bond in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000.00) with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned 
upon the faithful observance and 
performance of all and singular the 
conditions and provisions of this 
ordinance, and conditioned further 
to indemnify, keep and save harm- 
less the City of Chicago against all 
liability, judgments, costs, damages 
and expenses which may in any 
way come against said City in con- 
sequence of the granting of this 
ordinance, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered 
from said City from or by reason 



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or on account of any act or thing 
done by the grantee herein by vir- 
tue of the authority herein granted. 
Said bond and the liability of the 
sureties thereon shall be kept in 
force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time dur- 
ing the life of this ordinance, such 
bond shall not be in full force and 
effect, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, provided that the 
said grantee file written acceptance 
of this ordinance and the bond 
hereinabove provided for with the 
City Clerk within sixty (60) days 
after the passage of this ordinance. 

Gas Shut-offs Outside of Buildings: 
Regulations foi» Installation. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an ordinance requiring the 
installation of gas shut-offs outside 
of buildings, deferred and puhlished 
December 28, 1916, page 2689. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance as amended by said commit- 
tee [printed in Pamphlet No. 663]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance as so amended was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas—Kennsi, Coughlin, DePriest 
Jrorris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martm, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimtoall, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
feitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tam Link, Lipos. Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
hec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch~65. 
Nays — None. 



The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Requiring the installation of gas 
shut-offs. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. AH persons, firms or 
corporations furnishing or supply- 
ing gas for lighting, heating or 
other purposes through pipes or 
mains laid in the streets or alleys 
in the City of Chicago, shall equip 
with a manual gas shut-off valve, 
at their own expense, every service 
pipe or lead of one inch or larger 
diameter owned or controlled by 
them through which gas is furn- 
ished or supplied from their mains 
laid in such streets or alleys to 
buildings or structures covering a 
ground area of twenty-one hundred 
or more square feet, provided such 
buildings have a basement, sub- 
basement or cellar. Buildings used 
exclusively for residence purposes, 
and apartment or tenement house 
buildings less than four stories in 
height exclusively occupied for 
residence purposes by less than five 
families are not included in these 
requirements. Where the main or 
feed pipe leads to the front of any 
such building, the shut-off valve 
shall be in the sidewalk imme- 
diately within the curb line or 
sidewalk area wall, except that 
where the sidewalk area is not 
excavated such valve may be placed 
just outside of the building wall. 
Where the main or feed pipe is in 
the alley, the shut-off valve shall 
be as near the outer side of the 
alley wall as possible, except that 
where an alley is excavated the said 
valve may be immediately within 
or outside the excavation retaining 
wall. All such gas shut-off valves 
as are required by the terms of this 
ordinance shall be made of a good 
non-corrosive metal with such' 
substantial stems, handles, buffalo , 
boxes and covers as may be re- 



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quired to render them efficient and 
practicable and shall be subject to 
the approval of the Chief of the 
Bureau of Fire Prevention and 
Public Safety. Any such gas shut- 
off valves, their enclosing boxes or 
covers, installed under sidewalks or 
alleys shall be so located as not to 
interfere with traffic or travel. 

Section 2. It shall be the duty 
of all persons, firms or corporations 
furnishing or supplying gas that 
are required under the terms of this 
ordinance to install outside manual 
shut-off valves, to maintain and 
keep said valves at all times in good 
repair and working condition. 

Section 3. The pattern, type, 
construction and installation of any 
shut-off valve or valves installed 
under the provisions of this or- 
dinance shall be subject to the ap- 
proval of the Chief of the Bureau 
of Fire Prevention and Public 
Safety, and it shall be his duty to 
supervise the maintenance and up- 
keep of such valves. 

Section 4. Any person, firm or 
corporation failing to equip any 
gas service pipe or lead owned or 
controlled by him or it with a gas 
shut-off valve, as required by this 
ordinance, in every case where the 
same is to be so equipped under the 
terms of this ordinance, .shall be 
subject to a fine or not less than 
five ($5) dollars nor more than 
fifty ($50) dollars for each offense, 
and such offense shall be considered 
to exist for failure to comply here- 
with on each and every day such 
failure continues. 

Section 5. Any person who 
without the consent of the owner, 
shall destroy, meddle or. tamper 
with any gas shut-off valve or any 
part thereof, or attachment thereto, 
which has been approved and in- 
stalled in compliance with this 
ordinance, shall be subject to a fme 
or not less than fifty ($50) dollars 
nor more than two hundred ($200) 
dollars for each offense: Provided 



that nothing, contained in this 
section shall prevent any member 
of the fire or police departments 
of the City of Chicago from shutting 
off or turning on any such valve or 
valves as necessity may require, in 
the performance of his duty. 

Section 6. That an ordinance 
requiring the installation of gas 
shut-offs on buildings, passed by 
the City Council July 2, 1914, pages 
1364-5 of the Journal, and an 
amendatory ordinance passed June 
28, 1915, page 901 of the Journal, 
be and the same are hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and approval. 



Estate of Charles A. Chapin: Main- 
tenance of Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of 
the Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall on lan order directing 
that the estate of Charles A. Chapin 
be permitted to maintain ibiuildmg 
at 1140-2 South Michigan avenue, 
deferred and published December 
28, 1916, page 2689. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the sub- 
stitute order submitted therewith. 
The motion prevailed and said 
substitute order was passed, by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yea5— Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
NOrris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
M'erriam, Kimiball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 



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ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
L^Tich — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Chief of Fire 
Prevention and Public Safety be 
and they hereby are directed to is- 
sue a permit to the Estate of 
Charles A. Chapin, deceased, to 
maintain as now constructed the 
opening or passage in the vertical 
wall separating the rear portion of 
the three-story building at 1140 and 
1142 South Michigan avenue and 
the adjoining one-story building at 
1140 South Michigan avenue, such 
passage having fire-proof floor, 
walls and ceiling and constituting 
the exit to the alley from such one- 
story building at 1140 South Mich- 
igan avenue, provided that there 
shall be no opening from the afore- 
said one-story building to the boiler 
room in the basement of the thiree- 
story building. 



H. Dusing: Frame Addition to 
Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the reiport of 
the Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall on an order directing 
that H. Dusing be permitted to 
maintain frame addition to build- 
ing, deferred and published Decem- 
ber 28, 1916, page 2689. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Roiiriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 



Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

■ Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he is hereby 
directed to allow H. Dusing to main- 
tain frame addition at 1503 Devon 
avenue as at present constructed. 



Economv Engineering Co.: Steel 
Shed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of 
the Committeef on Buildings and 
City Hall on "an order directing 
issuance of a permit to the Eco- 
nomy Engineering Company to con- 
struct a steel shed, deferred and 
published December 28, 1916, page 
2690. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the substi- 
tute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute order was passed, by yeas 
and nays as follow®: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
M'erriam, Kimlball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he is hereby 
directed to issue a permit to the 
Economy Engineering Company to 
erect, and maintain until January 
1, 1918, a isteel shed, 40 by 60 feet, 
at 2656-8 West Congress street for 
the storage of steel. 



shelter shed, 42 feet wide and 44 
feet long and 16 feet high at 2423 
Loomis street. 



Hall Lumber Co.: Frame Shelter 
SJied. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of 
the Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall on an order directing 
issuance of a permit to the Hall 
Lumber Company to construct a 
frame shelter shed, deferred and 
published December 28, 1816, page 
2690. ^ 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur ih 

said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 

order was passed, by yeas and nays 

as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
M'erriam, KimOaall, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler. Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'toolc, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 65. 

ISays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Commissioner 
of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit to the 
Hall Lumber Co. to erect a frame 



Jacob May: Allerations in Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of 
the Committee on Buildings, and 
City Hall on an order directing 
issuance of a permit to Jacob M'ay 
to make alterations in building, de- 
ferred and piiblished December 28, 
1916, page 2690. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 

said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 

order was passed, by yeas and nays 

as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest,. 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kinaball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz,. 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson. Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec Byrne, O'toole Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 65. 
I^ays — None. 

The following is^ said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Commissioner 
of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit to Jacob 
May to make alterations in build- 
ing at 3321 West 12th street, ac- 
cording to plans on file in the office 
of the Commissioner of Buildings. 



P., C, C. & St. L. Ry. Co.: Coal and 
Sand Storage Shed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of 



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2837 



the Committee on Buildingsi and 
(Aty Hall on an order directing 
issuance of a permit ;to the P.' C, 
C. & St. L. Ry. Go. to construct a coal 
and sand storage shed, deferred and 
published December 28, 1916, page 
2691. 

The motion prevailed. 

. Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 

said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 

order was passed, by yeas and nays 

as follows: 

Yeds—Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norns, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martm, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kim'ball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, 0' Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to issue a 
permit to The Pittsburgh, Cincin- 
nati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway 
Company to erect and maintain a 
steel and frame structure for the 
storage and conveyance of ooal and 
eand on a tract of land described 
as 23.855 acres in the Northeast 
quarter of the Southwest .-quarter. 
Section Eighteen, Township Thirty- 
eight North, Range Fourteen, East 
of the Third Principal Meridian, 
eight hundred and forty (840) feet 
south of the intersection of West 
59th street and' South Hoyne ave- 
mie in the City of Chicago, said 
building to be 218 feet long, 36 feet 
wide and 71 feet .high, according to 
plans on file in the office of the 
Commissioner of Buildings. 



Joseph W. Watkins: Construction 
of Apartment Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of 
the Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall on an order directing 
issuance of a permit to Joseph W. 
Watkins to contruct a twelve-apart- 
ment building, deferred and pub- 
lished December 28, 1916, page 
2691. 

, The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to, concur in 
said report and to pass 'said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martm, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Mierriam, Kimlball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geip-er, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, ' 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns,. Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays— ^one. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Commissioner 
of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit to Joseph 
W. Watkins to erect a twelve- 
apartment building at 5486 and 5488 
Blackstone avenue according to 
plans on file with the Commission- 
er of Buildings. 



Food Poisoning or Infection: Report 

of Cases to Commissioner of 

Health. 

Aid. Nance moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Health, on an ordi- 



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nance requiring physicians and su- 
perintendents of hospitals to re- 
port to the Commissioner of Health 
all cases of food poisoning or in- 
fection coming under their observa- 
tion, deferred and published De- 
cember 20, 1916, page 2599. . 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Nance moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
656]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Nor r is, Werner, Schwartz, Richer t, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
M'erriam, Kimlball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bee, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher. Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Requiring Physicians and Hospitals 
to report cases of Food Poisoning 
or Infection. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That The Chicago 
Code of 1911 be and the same is 
hereby amended by adding to Article 
XX, Chapter XXXVIII, the following 
section : 

Section 1364a. Food Poisoning 
—Cases to be Reported] . It shall be 
the duty of every physician who at- 
tends or prescribes for, and of every 
superintendent or person in charge 
of any hospital admitting or caring 
for any person suffering from or 



suspected of suffering from food 
poisoning or infection, or any form 
of such poisoning or infection, 
either ptomaine, bacterial or metal- 
lic, to at once make a report thereof 
by telephone to the Commissioner of 
Health, and to follow same by a re- 
port in writing, giving, the name and 
address of the person thus afflicted, 
the nature of the poisoning or in- 
fection, and the source or probable 
source of the same. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and due publica- 
tion. 



California Av. Subway (under I. C. 

R. R. and A., T. and S. F. R. R.): 

Extension of Time for 

Completion. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to proceed 
to consideration of the report of 
the Committee on Track Elevation 
on an ordinance amending an ordi- 
nance passed January 19, 1916, to 
provide for an extension of time 
for completion of subway in South 
California avenue under the tracks 
of the I. C. R. R. Go. and the A., T 
& S. F. Railway Company, deferred 
and published November 6, 1916, 
page 2120. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to concur 
in said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
636]. 

The motion prevailed and saul 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas^Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris Werner, Schwartz, Ricnert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick Nance, 
M^erriam, Kimlball, Tyden Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gu - 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home Lawlev, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 



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2839 



Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending an ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance authorizing and 
permitting the Illinois Central 
Railroad Company to elevate the 
plane of certain of its railway 
tracks within the City of Chicago," 
passed January 19, 1916, and pub- 
lished on pages 2964 to 2972, both 
inclusive, of the official record of 
the Council Proceedings of the 
City of Chicago for the year 1915- 
16. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 10, Par- 
agraph i, of an ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance authorizing and per- 
mitting the Illinois Central Railroad 
Company to elevate the plane of cer- 
tain of its railway tracks within the 
City of Chicago," passed January 19, 
1916, and published on pages 2964 to 
2972, both inclusive, of the official 
record of the Council Proceedings of 
the City of Chicago for the year 
1915-16, be and the same is hereby 
amended so that it shall read as fol- 
lows: 

"Section 10, Paragraph 1. The 
railroad company mentioned in 
this ordinance, which is hereby 
required to elevate its tracks, shall 
complete the elevation of its 
tracks and the subway at South 
California avenue on or before the 
thirty-first (31st) day of July, A. 
D. ^917. 

The work of elevating the 
tracks hereinbefore referred to 
shall be completed within the time 
limit hereinbefore specified un- 
less prevented by strike or strikes, 
riot or riots, or other cause be- 
yond the control of said railroad 



company, or unless restrained by 
injunction or other order or pro- 
cess of a court of competent juris- 
diction. The time during which 
said company shall be prevented 
by strike or strikes, riot or riots, 
or such other causes or legal pro- 
ceedings as aforesaid, shall be 
aflded to the time hereby limited 
for the completion of said work, 
provided said railroad company 
shall give notice in writing to the 
Corporation Counsel of the City of 
Chicago of the institution of said 
legal proceedings. The City of 
Chicago shall thereupon have the 
right to intervene in any suit or 
proceedings brought by any per- 
son or persons seeking to enjoin 
or restrain or in any manner in- 
terfere with the prosecution of 
said work and move for a dissolu- 
tion of such injunction or re- 
straining or^er and for any other 
proper order in such suit." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect from and after its passage 
and approval; provided, however, 
this ordinance shall be null and void 
unless the Illinois Central Railroad 
Company shall, through its duly au- 
thorized officers, fije with the City 
Clerk of the City of Chicago within 
thirty (30) days from the passage 
and approval of this ordinance, its 
agreement duly executed, whereby 
said company shall undertake to do 
and perform all the matters and 
things required of it by this ordi- 
nance to be performed; and all the 
provisions of the ordinance of Jan- 
uary 19, 1916, shall apply to all 
things provided for and embraced in 
this amendatory ordinance, unless 
herein otherwise specified; and the 
rights, obligations, powers and 
duties of the City of Chicago and 
said Illinois Central Railroad Com- 
pany shall be the same in all re- 
spects as if said ordinance of Jan- 
uary 19, 1916, had originally con- 
tained all the matters and things 
contained in this amendatory ordi- 
nance. 



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B. & O. C. T. R. R. Co. and C. G. W. 

Ry. Co.: Elevation of Tracks from 
S. Cicero Av. to S. Austin Av. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to proceed 
to consideration oi the report of the 
Committee on Track Elevation, on 
an iordinance for the elevation of 
the roadbed and tracks of the Balti- 
more and Ohio Chicago Terminal 
Railroad Company and the Chicago 
Great Western Railway Company, 
lying between West Harrison street 
and West 12th street, from South 
Cicero avenue to -South Austin ave- 
nue, deferred and (published No- 
vember 27, 1916, page 2216: 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. " Michaelson presented the 
following amendments to said ordi- 
nance : 

Amend first paragraph of Para- 
graph 1, Section 5, i)y adding the 
word "wires" after the words "wa- 
ter pipes" in line 9, and by adding 
the words "or to any public utility 
corporation" after the word "city" 
in line 11. The paragraph will then 
read as follows: 

"That all such excavations shall 
be made in the streets as may be 
required in complying with the 
provisions of this ordinance. But 
the excavated portions of the 
streets shall be restored to serv- 
iceable condition for the use of 
the public as soon as practicable, 
and all water pipes, wires, con- 
duits, sewers and other similar 
substructures belonging to the 
City or to any public utility cor- 
poration that may be disturbed 
by such excavation or required 
to be moved or deflected from the 
position in which they are found, 
shall be replaced or suitable ex- 
pedients shall be devised and pro- 
vided to restore them in all re- 
spects to their former state of 
usefulness, but the gradients of 
the sewers shall not be reduced 
in any event." 

Amend Section 5 by striking out 



all of the last sentence, Paragraph 

1, reading as follows: 

"Provided, 'however, that if in 
the construction of any of such 
subways and approaches it may 
become necessary to disturb, re- 
move or destroy any pipes, con- 
duits, wires or other property toe- 
longing to any private corpora- 
tion or individual, said private 
corporation or individual shall be 
required to assume all of the ex- 
pense thereof or damages there- 
to, and the City of Chicago will 
secure to said railroad and rail- 
way company the free and unin- 
terrupted right to prosecute said 
work." 

Amend the first paragraph of 
Paragraph 2, Section 5, by striking 
out the words "with the exception 
of wires," in line 5, and by adding 
the words "or to any public utility 
corporation" after the word "Chi- 
cago" in line 6, and by striking out 
the words "persons, corporations 
or companies owning them" and 
substituting therefor the words 
"railroad and railway company 
mentioned in this ordinance," in 
lines 8 and 9. 

The paragraph will then read as 
follows : 

"All overhead wires or cables 
crossing the proposed elevated 
tracks of the respective com- 
panies mentioned in this ordi- 
nance, belonging to the City of 
Chicago, or to any public utility 
corporation, shall be disiposed of 
at the sole expense of the railroad 
and railway company mentioned 
in thisi ordinance, in the following 
manner, — ". 

Aid. Michaelson moved to adopt 
the foregoing amendments. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to pass 
said ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance as amended was passed, 
by yeas and nays a follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 



January 11, 1917. 



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N'orris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert 
Martm, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimlball, Tyden, Vander- 
hili, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
:Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
^itts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tam Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Pes- 
ram Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos J 
Lynch — 65. * 

Nai/s — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
■as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing and permitting the 
Baltimore and Ohio Ghicago Ter- 
minal Railroad Company and the 
Ghicago Great Western Railway 
Company to elevate the plane of 
certain of their railway tracks 
within the City of Chicago. 
Be it ordained by the City Council 
of^the City of Chicago: 
Section i. That the Baltimore ~ 
and Ohio Chicago Terminal Rail- 
road Company and the Chicago 
Oreat Western Railway Company 
are each, respectively, hereby au- 
thorized and permitted to elevate 
the plane of their roadbed and 
tracks within the City of Chicago, 
m the manner and upon the condi- 
tions hereinafter specified, that is 
to say: 

Paragraph 1. The Baltimore and 
Ohio Ghicago Terminal Railroad 
Company and the Chicago Great 
Western Railway Company shall 
j elevate their roadbed and tracks 
between West Harrison street and 
West Twelfth street from the west 
ime of South Cicero avenue to the 
west line of South Central avenue 
From the west line of South Cen- 
tral avenue the tracks of said com- 
panies shall descend on a suitable 
and convenient grade to a connection 



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Sou^h^rl TT""^ tracks west of 
bouth Central avenue. Provided 
^owever that when the Village of 
Oak Park shall pass an ordinance 
covering the elevation of the road 
bed and tracks of said railroad and 
railway company through the VH 
lage of Oak Park from the G ty 
Limits westerly, the said railroad 
and railway company mention d in 
this ordinance shall cause to be 
elevated the plane of their tracks 
^^,,^,^^ ^^ty of Chicago from SouTh 
the west Ime of South Central ave- 

at" Soufh f^l ^'"^^^"^^ ^ ^-^^-y 
at South Austin avenue, in accord 

ance with the schedule of dimen- 
sions and elevations for subways^n 
Section 4a of this ordinance. 

Paragraph 2. The railroad and 
railway company hereinbefore men- 
tioned are hereby authorized to 
make such changes in the position 
and alignment of their main tracks, 
side tracks, turnouts and switch 
connections as may be rendered 
necessary by the carrying out of 
the provisions of this ordinance: 
and said companies are bereby au- 
thorized and required to construct 
elevated embankments on the rights 
of way occupied by them, and may 
construct, maintain and operate 
thereon such number of railroad 
tracks as they may deem necessary 
or convenient for the transaction of 
their business, and to carry such 
additional tracks over all inter- 
vening streets, avenues and alleys 
m the same manner as herein pro- 
vided for existing tracks. 

Paragraph 3. If any bridge or 
bridges, viaduct or viaducts, ap- 
proach or approaches, or other 
structure or structures belonging to 
or under the control of the City of 
Chicago, in any street or avenue, 
shall be found by the Commissioner 
of Public Works to constitute an 
obstruction or interference with the 
work of constructing, maintaining 
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hereinbefore required, then the 
said Commissioner of Public Works 
shall direct and empower said rail- 
road and railway company to re- 
move the same at their own cost 
and expense and said companies 
may retain, use or dispose of the 
material comprising such viaduct 
and approaches. 

Section 2. That the embank- 
ments on which said elevated road- 
bed and tracks shall be constructed 
within the aforesaid limits shall be 
composed of any 'material that is of 
a permanent character and suffi- 
ciently substantial to bear the loads 
to be imposed upon it. 

The side slopes and lateral di- 
mensions of said embankments 
shall be fixed and determined by 
the natural angle of repose of the 
materials of which said embank- 
ments may be constructed, but 
whenever it may become necessary 
for the purpose of keeping said 
embankments entirely within (the 
lines of the rights of way of said 
companies, such portions of said 
embankments at all such points shall 
be kept within said right of way 
lines by, or they shall be confined 
between, retaining walls of stone or 
concrete masonry; provided, how- 
ever, that whenever said retaining 
walls are constructed of insufiicient 
height to properly protect said 
■ rights of way and to prevent tres- 
passing thereon, then said retaining 
walls, as aforesaid, shall be sur- 
mounted with a suitable fence or 
railing; but whenever said retain- 
ing walls are not constructed at all 
said rights of way of said com- 
panies shall be fenced in or other- 
wise properly enclosed in compli- 
ance with the ordinance of the City 
of Chicago relating to the fencing 
of railroad tracks. 

Section 3. That the said elevated 
tracks shall be carried across all 
intervening streets and avenues 
which by the terms of this ordi- 
nance are to be provided with sub- 



ways of one, two, three or four 
spans, whose superstructure shall 
consist of iron, steel or reinforced 
concrete, or a combination of the 
same, with some suitable device 
provided that shall prevent storm 
water, dirt, oil and other substances 
from dropping from such elevated 
structures upon the subways be- 
neath. The said bridges shall be of 
the so-called "ballasted-type" con- 
structed according to the most ap- 
proved practice to insure their 
being permanent, noiseless and 
water-proof, and shall be sup- 
ported upon abutments of concrete 
or stone masonry, or upon abut- 
ments and rows of iron, steel or re- 
inforced concrete columns, braced 
together laterally and erected on 
and anchored to masonry founda- 
tions constructed within the lines 
of the rights of way occupied by 
paid companies, and in the center 
and curb lines of the intersecting 
avenues and streets as provided m 
the schedule of subways herein con- 
tsined: provided, that the founda- 
tions of retaining walls, abutments 
and piers may project a reasonable 
distance beyond the lines of the 
rights of way occupied by said com- 
panies and under the surface of the 
public highways and sidewalks. 

Section 4. That the Baltimore 
and Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad 
Company and the Chicago Great 
Western Railway Company shall 
construct subways beneath their 
tracks at South Lavergne avenue, 
South Leamington avenue, South 
Laramie avenue. South Lockwood 
avenue. South Lotus avenue. South 
Central avenue and South Austin 
avenue. 

Section 4a. That the subways 
hereinbefore referred to in Section 
4 of this ordinance shall be con- 
structed as to their size, '' nsions, 
locations and other det. m ac- 
cordance with the follow sched- 
ule: 



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Subway in South Lavergne Avenue, 
Under the Tracks of the Balti- 
more and Ohio Chicago Terminal 
Railroad and the Chicago Great 
Western Railway. (Street 66.0 
Feet Wide). 

The elevation of the floor of the 
subway shall be 24.3 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend 
on the north to the north portal of 
the subway and on the south to the 
south portal of the subway. From 
this level the approaches shall ex- 
tend on a grade of 3.0 feet in 100 
feet to a connection with the sur- 
face of South Lavergne avenue. 

Width between walls of subway 
66.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 30.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 18.0 feet each 
in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of the subway shall be the 
same as they are in South Lavergne 
avenue. 

The elevation of the sidewalks 
sjiall be uniform with the roadway 
and 0.5 of a foot above the level of 
the crown of same. One line of 
columns may be placed in each curb 
line and inside thereof to support 
the superstructure. 

Clear head-room 12.0 feet. 



Subway in South Leamington Ave- 
nue, Under the Tracks of the 
Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Ter- 
minal Railroad and the Chicago 
Great Western Railway. (Street 
66.0 Feet Wide.) 

The elevation of the floor of the 
subway shall be 27.5 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on 
the north to the north portal of the 
subway and on the south to the 
south portal of the subway. 

Width between walls of subway 
66.0 feet. 



Width of roadway 30.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 18.0 feet each 
in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of the subway shall be the 
same as they are in South Leaming- 
ton avenue. 

The elevation of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and level with the crown of same. 
One line of columns may be placed 
in each curb line and inside thereof 
to support the superstructure. 

Clear head-room 12.0 feet. 



Subway in South Laramie Avenue, 
Under the Tracks of the Balti- 
more and Ohio Chicago Terminal 
Railroad and the Chicago Great 
Western Railway. (Street 80.0 
Feet Wide.) 

The elevation of the floor of the 
subway shall be 27.0 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend 
on the north to a point twenty feet 
north of the north portal of the 
subway and on the south twenty 
feet south of the south portal of the 
subway. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of 
3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of South 
Laramie avenue. 

Width between walls of subway 
80.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 42.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 19.0 feet each 
in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of the subway shall be the 
same as they are in South Laramie 
avenue. 

The elevation of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and 0.5 of a foot above the level of 
the crown of same. One line of 
columns may be placed in each curb 



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line and inside thereof to support 
the superstructure. 

Clear head-room 13.5 feet. 

Subway in South Lockwood Avenue, 
Under the Tracks of the Balti- 
more and Ohio Chicago Terminal 
Railroad and the Chicago Great 
Western Railway. (Street 66.0 
Feet Wide.) 

The elevation of the floor of the 
subway shall be 29.0 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on 
the north to the north portal of the 
subway and on the south to the 
south portal of the subway. 

Width between walls of subway 
66.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 30.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 18.0 feet each 
in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of the subway shall be the 
same as they are in South Lockwood 
avenue. 

The elevation of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and 0.5 of a foot above the level of 
the crown of same. One line of 
columns may be placed in each curb 
line and inside thereof to support 
the superstructure. 

Clear head-room 12.0 feet. 



Subway in South Lotus Avenue, 
Under the Tracks of the Balti- 
more and Ohio Chicago Terminal 
Railroad and the Chicago Great 
Western Railway. (Street 66.0 
Feet Wide.) 

The elevation of the floor of the 
subway shall be 29.0 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on 
the north to the north portal of the 
subway and on the south to the 
south portal of the subway. 

Width between walls of subway 
66.0 feet. 



Width of roadway 30.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 18.0 feet each 
in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of the subway shall be the 
same as they are in South Lotus 
avenue. 

The elevation of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and 0.5 of a foot above the level of 
the crown of same. One line of 
columns may be placed in each curb 
line and inside thereof to support 
the superstructure. 

Clear head-room 12.0 feet. 



Subway in South Central Avenue, 
Under the Tracks of the Balti- 
more and Ohio Chicago Terminal 
Railroad and the Chicago Great 
Western Railway. (Street 73.0 
Feet Wide.) 

The elevation of the floor of the 
subway shall be 29.0 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on 
the north to a point twenty feet 
north of the north portal of the 
subway and on the south twenty 
feet south of the south portal of the 
subway. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of 
3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of South 
Central avenue. 

Width between walls of subway 
73.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 42.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 15.5 feet each 
in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of the subway shall be the 
same as they are in South Central 
avenue. 

The elevation of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and 0.5 of a foot above the level of 
the crown of same. One line of 
columns may (be placed in each curb 



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line and inside thereof to support 
the superstructure. 

Clear head-room 13.5 feet. 



Subway in South Austin Avenue, 
Under the Tracks of the Balti- 
more and Ohio Chicago Terminal 
Railroad and the Chicago Great 
Western Railway. (Street 66.0 
Feet Wide.) 

The elevation of the floor of the 
subway shall be 36.5 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on 
the north to the north portal of the 
subway and on the south to the 
south portal of the subway. 

Width between walls of subway 
66.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 42.0 feet m 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 12.0 feet each 
in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of the subway shall be the 
same as they are in South Austin 
avenue. 

The curbs and sidewalks in the 
subway shall be placed at an eleva- 
tion of 36.5 feet above city datum. 
One line of columns may be placed 
in each curb line and inside thereof 
to support the superstructure. 

Clear head-room 13.5 feet. 

Provided, however, that no work 
shall be done towards the construc- 
tion of this subway until such time 
as the Village of Oak Park shall pass 
an ordinance covering the elevation 
of the roadbed and tracks of said 
railroad and railway companv 
through the Village of Oak Park 
from the City Limits (South Austin 
Avenue) westerly. 

Section 4b. That the grade of all 
the streets and avenues in which 
any siibways and approaches are to 
be built, in accordance with the pro- 
visions of this ordinance, shall be 
and the same are hereby changed so 
as to conform to the grades of said 
subways and approaches as thev 
shall be depressed pursuant to the 



provisions of this ordinance, and the 
grades of all platted streets and al- 
leys that intersect the approaches to 
subways as described in Section 4a 
of this ordinance shall be depressed 
so as to conform to the grade of the 
approaches into said subways, and 
shall in all respects be considered a 
portion of said approaches. 

Section 4c. In the subways pro- 
vided for in this ordinance vertical 
curves shall be constructed -where 
the ends of the approaches to said 
subways connect at the top with the 
present grade of the streets and at 
the bottom with the level grades of 
the subway floors specified herein- 
before in Section 4a of this ordi- 
nance. At the head of each and 
every approach' the vertical curve 
shall extend not less than twenty- 
five (25) feet each side of the in- 
tersection between the grade of the 
approach and the level grade of the 
present street. At the foot of each 
and every approach the vertical 
curve shall extend not less than 
twenty-five (25) feet each side of 
the intersection between the grade 
of the approach and the level grade 
of the floor of the subway. 

Section 5. Paragraph 1. That 
all such excavations shall be made 
in the streets as may be required in 
complying with the provisions of 
this ordinance. But the excavated 
portions of the streets shall be re- 
stored to serviceable condition for 
the use of the public as soon as prac- 
ticable, and all water pipes, wires, 
conduits, sewers and other similar 
substructures belonging to the city 
or to any public utility corporation 
that may be disturbed by such ex- 
cavation or required to be moved or 
deflected from the position in which 
they are found, shall be replaced or 
suitable expedients shall be devised 
and provided to restore them in all 
respects to their former state of 
usefulness, but the gradients of the 
sewers shall not be reduced in any 
event. 

All excavations that shall be made 



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within the limits of the subways 
and beneath the sub-grade of the 
same, prior to the paving of the 
subways, shall be back-filled with 
sand, gravel, or cinders, and flooded 
or tamped in such manner as to in- 
sure the full settlement of such 
back-filling before the pavement is 
laid. 

Paragraph 2. All overhead wires 
or cables crossing the proposed ele- 
vated tracks of the respective com- 
panies mentioned in this ordinance, 
belonging to the City of Chicago, 
or to any public utility corporation, 
shall be disposed of at the sole ex- 
pense of the railroad and railway 
company mentioned in this ordi- 
nance, in the following manner: 

The railroad and railway com- 
pany herein mentioned shall give 
reasonable notice, in writing, to the 
owner or owners of any wire or 
wires crossing the proposed elevated 
roadbeds aforesaid, to remove or 
change the location of said wires as 
hereinafter provided; and in case of 
the inability of said railroad and 
railway company to ascertain the 
owner or owners of any one or more 
of said wires, they shall notify the 
Commissioner of Public Works, in 
writing, of the character and loca- 
tion of the wires the ownership of 
which they are unable to ascertain, 
and the Commissioner of Public 
Works shall thereupon in turn 
cause said notice to be served on 
such owner or owners of said wires, 
and in case said Commissioner of 
Public Works shall be unable to as- 
certain the ownership of the wires 
designated in said notice served by 
said railroad and railway company, 
as aforesaid, he shall dispose of said 
wires in a manner not to interfere 
with the work of said railroad and 
railway company. 

Promptly after the receipt of any 
notice as aforesaid, from said rail- 
road and railway company, or 
either of them, or said Commission- 
er of Public Works, the owner or 
owners of said wires shall place 
them and the poles carrying the 



the same temporarily, in such a 
position as to insure proper and 
safe clearance from the construction 
and equipment of the said railroad 
and railway company and to so con- 
tinue them in such temporary con- 
dition until such time as the con- 
struction work of said railroad and 
railway company has reached such 
a stage that the wires can be run 
underneath the roadbeds and tracks 
of said companies in conduits, the 
necessary consents being properly 
secured, or to pass them through 
the subways provided for in this 
ordinance. In the event that it is 
contemplated by the person or per- 
sons, corporation or corporations, 
owning the wires, in complying 
with the provisions of this para- 
graph, to pass said wires through 
the subways in conduits, said con- 
duits shall be entirely completed, 
including all necessary manholes, 
prior to the time the said companies 
begin the work of paving the sub- 
ways and approaches. In the event, 
however, that the person or persons, 
corporation or corporations, owning 
the wires aforesaid, in complying 
with the provisions of this para- 
graph, elect to string said wires on 
the underside of the bridge struc- 
ture supporting the tracks of said 
railroad and railway company, the 
said wires shall be strung in a man- 
ner to be agreed upon by said owner 
or owners and said railroad and 
railway company; and in case said 
owner or owners and said railroad 
and railway company shall in any 
instance fail to agree in that partic- 
ular, said wires shall be strung 
on the underside of the structure 
supporting the tracks of said rail- 
road and railway company in such 
manner as the Commissioner of 
Public Works shall direct; provided, 
however, that in no case shall more 
than two (2) permanent trolley 
wires be strung in any subway 
through which street railways pass. 
All overhead wires or cables be- 
longing to the City of Chicago that 
cross the proposed elevated road- 



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beds and tracks of the railroad and 
railway company mentioned in this 
ordinance, shall be disposed of in 
one of the manners hereinbefore 
provided, as the Commissioner of 
Public Works may direct; but at the' 
sole expense of the company whose 
tracks said wires may cross. 

Section 6. Paragraph 1. That 
provision shall be made for the 
drainage of the subways' wherever 
the streets are depressed, as pro- 
vided for in this ordinance, by the 
construction of receiving basins 
properly located in or immediately 
adjacent to said subways, which 
said receiving basins shall be con- 
nected with and discharge their 
contents into the adjacent city 
sewers. Provided, that when no ad- 
jacent city sewer exists at the time 
when this ordinance is passed, the 
City of Chicago shall take the neces- 
-sary steps to have such sewers con- 
structed by Special Assessment, 
wherever they can be constructed in 
public streets outside of the rail- 
road rights of way. The railroad and 
railway company whose tracks cross 
the subways drained by such sewers 
shall pay their proper assessed por- 
tion of the cost of such sewers. In 
the event that Special Assessments 
cannot be levied to pay for the con- 
struction of any sewers as may be 
necessary to drain the subways, 
then such sewers shall be con- 
structed and the entire cost thereof 
shall be paid by the railroad and 
railway company hereinbefore re- 
C[uired to construct the subways to 
be drained. 

In case the lowest portion of the 
surface of any of such subways 
where the streets are depressed, as 
provided for in this ordinance, 
shall be below the grade necessary 
to make proper connections with 
the adjacent sewer, some other ade- 
■quate means of drainage shall be 
devised and provided by said rail- 
road and railway company at its or 
their expense. 

Adequate means shall be made at 



each of the subways provided for 
in this ordinance to prevent storm 
water from flowing over the cop- 
ings and around the ends of abut- 
ments upon the sidewalks. 

Paragraph 2. Any sewers or 
water mains lying below the surface 
of such streets as are not provided 
with subways under the terms of 
this ordinance, but which sewers or 
water mains pass under the tracks 
of said railroad and railway com- 
pany mentioned in this ordinance, 
shall be adequately protected by 
said companies by constructing over 
them arches of brick or concrete 
masonry sufficiently strong to bear 
the loads of the proposed superim- 
posed embankment. 

Section?. Paragraph 1. That the 
subways and the approaches there- 
to shall be constructed by said com- 
panies within the area to be cov- 
ered by said subways and the ap- 
proaches thereto, in each of said 
streets and avenues aforesaid, so as 
to conform to the following struc- 
tural requirements, namely: 

The roadways in subways shall 
be paved with No. 1 granite block 
of standard quality and workman- 
ship, laid at right angles with the 
curb lines and set upon a solid 
foundation of Portland cement con- 
crete not less than six (6) inches 
thick or deep when solidly tamped 
in place and otherwise finished and 
properly crowned ready for the 
granite block wearing surface be- 
tween which and the concrete there 
shall be interposed a layer of 
screened sand not less than one and 
one-half (1%) inches thick. The 
curbs and sidewalks in subways 
shall be constructed with Portland 
cement concrete of standard quality 
and workmanship and with the 
roadway paving shall be made, fin- 
ished and put in permanent place 
in accordance with the standard 
specifications of the Board of Local 
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cago. Wherever the streets are de- i 
pressed in subways, the approaches 
thereto and the sidewalks on said 
approaches shall be paved and con- 
structed in like manner as provided 
for paving and constructing the 
same in subways. 

Nothing herein contained shall be 
held or construed to require said 
railroad and railway company to 
repair or reconstruct any improve- 
ment herein specified which after 
its completion and acceptance it 
shall become necessary to repair or 
reconstruct by reason of any person 
laying or repairing any sewer, gas, 
water, or other pipe or conduit, 
under a permit issued by the City. 

Before doing any work under this 
ordinance each of said companies 
shall file with the City Clerk of the 
City of Chicago its bond, in form 
approved by the Corporation Coun- 
sel of the City of Chicago, in the 
penal sum of twenty-five thousand 
($25,000) dollars, conditioned that 
in constructing the improvement 
^ herein specified they shall furnish 
and use such 'material and employ 
such workmanship as will insure 
such improvement to be free from 
all defects and to remain in con- 
tinuous good order and condition, 
ordinary wear excepted, for a per- 
iod of ten (10) years from and 
after the completion of said im- 
provement and its acceptance by the 
City, Said companies shall, without 
cost or charge to the City, keep and 
maintain such improvement in such 
order and condition during said 
period as will be satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works of 
the City of Chicago, ordinary wear 
excepted, such keeping and main- 
taining to include all repairs or the 
entire reconstruction of the im- 
provement when the necessity 
therefor shall in the judgment of 
said Commissioner of Public Works 
be occasioned by or through the use 
of faulty or inferior material or 
workmanship; and conditioned, fur- 



ther, that if said company, or com- 
panies, shall for a period of ten 
(10) days after being notified by 
said Commissioner of Public Works 
to repair said improvement, fail, 
neglect or refuse to make such re- 
pairs, the City of Chicago may make 
such repairs or have the same made, 
and ^iid company or companies 
shall upon demand pay the cost 
thereof to the City of Chicago. 

Paragraph 2, Said railroad and 
railway company shall pave the en- 
tire length and width of the road- 
way in such portions of the sub- 
ways and approaches as are re- 
quired to be constructed by said 
companies, except that such com- 
panies shall not be required to pave 
any portion of the subways or ap- 
proaches to be occupied by or which 
are adjacent to street railway 
tracks, which by reason of existmg^ 
laws or ordinances it shall be the 
duty of any street railway com- 
pany or other corporation to pave. 

Paragraph 3. Any street railway 
company occupying any of the 
streets in the City of Chicago crossed 
by said proposed elevated roadbed 
and tracks of said company, or com- 
panies, shall when and as the grade- 
of such street shall be changed as 
in this ordinance provided, at its 
own expense, without claim for 
damages, conform the grade of its 
track or tracks to the said change 
of grade of said streets, and nothing 
in this ordinance contained shall 
operate or be held to relieve any 
such street railway company from 
any liability now existing, however 
created, to realign its track or 
tracks, to excavate or pave or bear 
the expense of realigning its track 
or tracks, or excavating or paving 
that portion of the subways and 
approaches occupied by its track or 
tracks, or the brow on the outside 
of the rails of its track or tracks, 
and, further, this provision shall be 
construed as including the excava- 
tion and paving of all the area with- 



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in the inside rails of said street 
railway tracks in said subways and 
on said approaches developed by 
reason of the spread of said street 
railway tracks in said subways to 
. provide proper and safe clearance 
from the posts or columns support- 
ing the bridges carrying the ele- 
vated roadbed and tracks of said 
railroad and railway company; said 
paving within said inside rails shall 
be in all respects as good as or con- 
form to the specifications herein- 
before drawn in Section 7, Para- 
graph i, of this ordinance. 

Paragraph 4. Nothing in this or- 
dinance shall be so construed as to 
require the said railroad and rail- 
way company to assume or pay any 
damages to adjacent or abutting 
property caused by the passage and 
enforcement of this ordinance, or 
by the excavation, elevation or de- 
pression or change of grade made 
m any of the public avenues, 
streets or alleys, or by the excava- 
tion of the roadbed and tracks of 
said companies as herein required 
to be elevated, or to defend any 
suit or suits that may be brought 
by or against any party or parties 
for the recovery of any such dam- 
ages; but for and in consideration 
of the agreement of the railroad 
and railway company herein men- 
: tioned to do and perform all the 
obligations upon them imposed by 
this ordinance, all such damages if 
there be any, shall be adjusted and 
paid by the City of Chicago and 
said City of Chicago shall assume 
the defense of any and all suits 
brought for the recovery of the 
same, intervening therein if neces- 
sary ■ for the purpose, and shall 
wholly relieve said railroad and 
railway company from defending 
the same and shall assume and pay 
all judgments recovered therein- 
provided, however, that said com- 
pany or companies shall be liable 
for such damages as mpy arise 
from the negligent performance by 



said company, or companies, of any 
obligations imposed by this ordi- 
nance. 

The above stipulations in this 
paragraph contained are, however 
made upon the condition precedent 
that m case any suit be brought 
against said company, or companies 
said company or companies will' 
providing it, or they, have been 
served with proper summons, at 
least five (5) days before the return 
day of the summons therein, give 
notice in writing, of such suit and 
of such service to the Mayor and 
the Corporation Counsel of said City 
of Chicago for the purpose of en- 
abling such defense to be made by 
the city. 

Paragraph 5. The said railroad 
and railway company and any con- 
tractor employed by them in the 
execution of the work herein re- 
quired to be done, shall have the 
right in the performance of such 
work to take water from the public 
water system of said city and to use 
the same in such work free of all 
charge or expense; provided, how- 
ever, that no fire hydrant shall be 
obstructed so that it cannot be used 
in case of fire. 

Section 8. That permission and 
authority are hereby given said 
railroad and railway company, 
whenever the same shall be neces- 
sary in the prosecution of the work 
they are herein authorized or re- 
quired to perform, to obstruct tem- 
porarily any public street, avenue 
or alley, to such extent and for 
such length of time as may be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works; and they are hereby 
authorized, whenever the same shall 
be necessary, to erect and maintain 
temporary roadways, tracks, struc- 
tures and false work, in any of said 
streets and avenues during the con- 
struction of their said elevated 
railroads, subject to the like ap- 
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lie Works. Provided, that on streets i 
occupied by street railway tracks I 
the railroad and railway companies, 
or one of them, as the case may be, 
shall so conduct their, or its, work 
in the elevation of said railroad 
tracks and the construction of said 
subways that street railway service 
may be maintained at all times ^ 
while the work is in progress. 

Section 9. Nothing in this ordi- 
nance named or contained shall be 
so construed as to prevent said rail- 
road and railway company from 
locating and constructing the abut- 
ments which form the walls of the 
subway at a sufficient distance back 
from the building or lot lines of the 
streets, boulevards or avenues, for 
the purpose of constructing and 
maintaining in the spaces or re- 
cesses so left between said abut- 
ments and said building lines, sta- 
tion buildings with all necessary 
waiting rooms and ticket offices, or 
other buildings fronting on said 
streets, boulevards or avenues, uni- 
form with the said building lines 
thereof and entirely within the 
lines limiting and bounding the 
rights of way of said railroad and 
railway company, and for the fur- 
ther purpose of constructing and 
maintaining within said lines stair- 
ways and approaches leading to and 
from the same for the accommoda- 
tion and convenience of the passen- 
ger traffic of said railroad and rail- 
way company, or for any other pur- 
poses in connection with the effi- 
cient maintenance and operation of 
the railroads. 

Section 10. Paragraph 1. That 
when the said railroad and railway 
company shall have elevated their 
roadbeds and tracks in accordance 
with the provisions of this ordi- 
nance, so that the same shall be 
ready for use and so accepted by 
the Commissioner of Public Works 
of the City of Chicago, then and 
thereupon all provisions of the or- 
dinances of the City of Chicago re- 



lating to the speed of railway trains, 
the length of trains, the number of 
cars to constitute a train, and the 
maintenance of gates, flagmen, 
watchmen, signals and signal 
towers, and the ringing of bells 
shall cease to be applicable to said 
railroad and railway company; pro- 
vided, however, this ordinance is 
not to be construed as a waiver or 
surrender by the City of Chicago of 
any of its police powers, or of the 
right at any time hereafter to pass 
necessary and reasonable ordinances 
in relation to the matters above 
enumerated. After such elevation 
it shall be unlawful for any person 
or persons, except employe^ of said 
companies in the discharge of their 
duties, to enter or be upon or to 
walk across or along the said ele- 
vated structure or roadways at any 
place. 

Paragraph 2. The railroad and 
rail^yay company hereinbefore men- 
tioned are hereby required to light 
the subways provided for in Sec- 
tion 4a of this ordinance, under the 
supervision and to the satisfaction 
of the Commissioner of Gas and 
Electricity of the City of Chicago. 

Section 11. If the City of Chi- 
cago shall at any time require a 
crossing or crossings at any street 
or streets, avenue or avenues, pub- 
licway or publicways, for which no 
subway is, or subways are provided, 
in the schedule of subways con- 
tained in this ordinance, or shall 
open, lay out or extend any street 
or streets, avenue or avenues, pub- 
licway or publicways, across the 
rights of way of said railroad and 
railway company, from the west 
line of South Cicero avenue to South 
Austin avenue (City Limits), such 
crossing or crossings shall be made 
by a subway or subways only, in ac- 
cordance with plans approved by 
the Commissioner of Public Works, 
and no claim for dompensatlon on 
account of land taken for rights of 
way of said street or streets, ave-l 
nue or avenues, publicway or pub- 



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licways, shall be made by said rail- 
road and railway company whose 
right of way, or rights of way, is to 
be crossed, and such waiver of com- 
pensation shall attach to and run 
with such land in the hands of any 
grantee or grantees of said railroad 
or railway company. 

The provision of this section in- 
cluding waiver of compensation for 
land taken for a street or streets, 
shall apply to land actually used or 
occupied for a railway right of way 
at the time of the opening of any 
such street or streets, avenue or 
avenues, publicway or publicways. 
But the sole cost and expense of the 
construction of such subway or sub- 
ways and of such bridge or bridges 
as may be necessary to carry all the 
tracks on said companies' rights of 
way shall be borne and paid by said 
railroad and railway company men- 
tioned in this ordinance; and in no 
case shall any such subway or sub- 
ways, bridge or bridges, so to be 
built be inferior in any respect to 
the bridges and subways to be built 
by the railroad and railway com- 
pany, across streets provided for in 
this ordinance. 

The work of such construction 
shall be done by the railroad and 
railway (comipany interested. Said 
bridges, respectively, shall support 
all the tracks of said company, or 
companies, then existing and in use 
across the lines of such proposed 
street or streets at the time of the 
construction of such subway or sub- 
I ways across the right of way, or 
rights of way and yards of said rail- 
road and railway company. 

Section 12. The railroad and 
railway company mentioned in this 
ordinance that are hereby required 
to elevate their roadbeds and tracks 
shall fully and finally complete saidi 
work of elevation on or before the 
thirty-flrst day of December, A D 
1920. 

The work of elevating the tracks 
hereinbefore referred to shall be 
completed within the time limits 



hereinbefore specified, unless pre- 
vented by strike or strikes, riot or 
riots, or other cause in this ordi- 
nance specified, or restrained by in- 
junction or other order or process 
of a court of competent jurisdiction. 
The time during which said com- 
pany, or companies, shall be pre- 
vented by strike or strikes, riot or 
riots, or such other causes or legal 
proceedings, as aforesaid, shall be 
added to the time hereby limited for 
said work, provided said railroad or 
railway company, or companies, 
give notice in writing to the Corpo- 
ration Counsel of the City of Chi- 
cago of the institution of said legal 
proceedings. The City of Chicago 
shall thereupon have the right to 
intervene in any. suit or proceedings 
brought by any person or persons 
seeking to enjoin or restrain or in 
any manner interfere with the 
prosecution of said work and move 
for a dissolution of such injunction 
or restraining order and for any 
other proper order in such suit. 

Paragraph 2. And it is further 
provided, that if said railroad or 
railway company, or companies, 
shall be delayed in the prosecution 
of the said work required to be done 
under the provisions of this ordi- 
nance, by reason of the obstruction 
of pipes, conduits, wires or property 
of private corporations or individ- 
uals, as! mentioned in Section 5 of 
this ordinance, or by reason of any 
delay on the part of the City of 
Chicago or any of its officers in per- 
forming the duties imposed upon 
the City and its officers by this or- 
dinance, in respect to the work 
herein required to be done by said 
railroad and railway company, then 
and in that event the time which 
said railroad and railway company, 
or either of them, shall be so de- 
layed shall be added to the time 
during which said companies are 
required by the terms of this ordi- 
nance to complete said. work. 

Section 13. That all the work 
hereinbefore required to be done by 
said railroad and railway company 



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upon or in connection with the pub- 
lic avenues and streets of the city 
shall be done and performed under 
the superintendence and subject to 
the inspection and approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works of 
the City of Chicago and the cost of 
such inspection shall be paid by 
said railroad and railway company 
mentioned in this ordinance. 

At least ten (10) days prior to the 
commencement of any part of such 
work the plans therefor shall be 
submitted to s^id Commissioner of 
Public Works for his examination 
and if found to be in accordance 
with the provisions of this ordi- 
nance insofar as this ordinance con- 
tains specific provisions, if they 
shall be satisfactory to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works in regard to 
matters and things which by this 
ordinance are left to his discretion 
and judgment, such plans shall be 
approved by him and after such ap- 
proval all of the work outlined and 
included therein shall be con- 
structed in strict conformity there- 
with. Said plans to be known as 
"Filing Plans" shall embody : 

First: A general plan or exhibit, 
on a scale of one inch equals one 
hundred feet, of all right of way and 
tracks as they exist at the time 
work under this ordinance is begun 
within the limits prescribed by this 
ordinance; 

Second: A general plan or ex- 
hibit, on a scale of one inch equals 
one hundred feet, of all right of 
way as said right of way exists at 
the time of the filing of said plan. 
Said plan shall likewise show all 
tracks, retaining walls and abut- 
ments as it is proposed to establish 
them in carrying out the plan of 
track elevation herein provided; 

Third: A detail drawing or ex- 
hibit of each subway provided for 
in this ordinance, whose outside di- 
mensions shall be twenty (20) 
inches in width by thirty-six (36) 
inches in length. Said detail draw- 
ings shall each embody the follow- 
ing features: 



a. A plan, on a scale of one inch 
equals twenty (20) feet, showing 
the number of tracks to be con- 
structed across the street, the abut- 
ments, the end of the retaining 
walls, the location of the portals of 
the bridge superstructure and the 
columns to support same, the limits 
of the level floor of the subway 
measured from the bridge super- 
structure and from the nearest lot 
line to each end of the level floor of 
subway," the reference to the near- 
est lot line in each case to be the 
nearest foot, the length of each ap- 
proach to the subway, the widths of 
roadway and sidewalks both in sub- 
way and on the approaches, drain- 
age provisions, all underground re- 
visions and improvements, street 
car lines where they exist, et cetera; 
b. A cross section of the subway 
showing the dimensions of the sub- 
way specified in Section 4a, the ele- 
vation of the floor of the subway at . 
the crown of same, the amount of 
crown of the roadway at catch 
basins, the elevation of curbs, the 
rate of slope of the sidewalks, all 
underground revisions and im- 
provements, et cetera; 

c. A longtitudinal section of the 
roadway and the approaches there- 
to showing the elevation and grade 
of the crown of the subway floor, 
and of the curb, the clear head- 
room in the subway, the location of 
the portals of the subways and the 
original grade of the street with the 
incline of the approaches, the 
length of the approaches, all un- 
derground revisions and improve- 
ments ; 

d. Each subway drawing to„bear 
in the title the date of passage of 
this ordinance; 

e. Blank spaces for signatures of 
the following city officers in the 
order listed: 

Engineer of Track Elevation. 
Engineer of Streets. 
Superintendent of Streets. 
Engineer of Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



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Superintendent of Sewers. 
Engineer Water Pipe Extension. 
Superintendent of Water Pipe 
Extension. 

City Engineer. 

Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity. 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
SECTION 14. That this ordinance 
shall be binding in all its terms, 
conditions and requirements upon, 
and inure to the respective lessees, 
successors and assigns of the Balti- 
more and Ohio Chicago Terminal 
Railroad Company and the Chicago 
Great Western Railway Company, to 
the same effect and with like pur- 
pose as though said lessees, succes- 
sors and assigns had been named 
herein respectively. 

Section 15. That the railroad 
and railway company required by 
this ordinance to elevate their 
tracks shall do their portion of the 
work in accordance with the terms 
hereof in apt and proper time so 
as not to interfere with the proper 
and orderly prosecution of such 
work as a whole. Should either of 
said companies fail or neglect to so 
prosecute its work, the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City 
of Chicago shall have, and is here- 
by given, the right, power and au- 
thority to give ten (10) days notice, 
m writing, to such delinquent com- 
pany to prosecute its work. If such 
company shall fail or neglect to 
comply with said notice, the Com- 
missioner of Public Works shall 
take charge of and cause such work 
to be done and the expense th#reof 
shall thereupon be paid by such de- 
linquent company. 

Section 16. This ordinance shall 
take effect from and after its pas- 
sage and approval; provided, how- 
ever, that it shall be null and void 
except as to such company or com- 
panies which are by this ordinance 
permitted and required to elevate 
Its or their tracks, who shall 



through Its or their duly authorized 
officers file with the Mayor of the 
City of Chicago within sixty (60) 
days from the passage and approval 
by the Mayor of this ordinance, its 
or their agreement or agreements, 
duly executed, whereby it, or they 
shall undertake to do and perform 
all the matters and things required 
of It or them, respectively, by this 
ordinance. 

After the filing of such agreement 
or agreements, by the said railroad 
and railway company, this ordi- 
nance shall not be materially modi- 
fied or amended as to said company, 
or companies, which shall have filed 
its or their agreement, or agree- 
ments, unless such company, or 
companies, shall be in default in the 
performance of the several matters 
and things required by this ordi- 
nance to be done by such agree- 
ment. 

The failure or default of either 
of said companies to file such 
agreement, or agreements, within 
the time herein limited, shall not 
void or impair any of the rights 
hereunder of the railroad or rail- 
way company which shall have filed 
its agreement, as hereinabove pro- 
vided, so long as. it shall perform 
the matters and things expressly 
required of it by this ordinance. 
Nothing m this ordinance contained 
shall be a waiver or surrender of 
the police power of the City or be 
taken in any way to deprive the 
City of the right to properly exer- 
cise such power. 



South Chicago R. R. Co. and Balti- 
mope aad Ohio Ri. R. Co.: Ele- 
vation of Tracks. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to proceed 
to consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Track Elevation in 
the matter of lelevation of tracks of 
the South Chicago Railroad Com- 
pany and the Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad Company, deferred and 



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published November 27, 1916, page 
2216. 

The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Michaelson presented the fol- 
lowing amendments to the ordi- 
nance recommended in said report: 
Amend Paragraph 2 of Section 4 
of an ordinance entitled, "an ordi- 
nance authorizing and requiring the 
South Chicago Railroad Company 
and the Baltimore and Ohio Rail- 
road Company to elevate the plane 
of certain of their railway tracks 
within the City of Chicago", by in- 
serting, after the words East 
Eighty-ninth street" at the end ol 
the seventh line thereof appearing 
in the second column of 'Page^ 3 oi 
Pamphlet No. 645, the words East 
Ninetieth streetl", and by inserting 
in the eighth line thereof after the 
word "street" and before the word 
-and" the words . "East Ninety- 
second street", so that said para- 
graph will read as follows : 

"Paragraph .2. That subways 
shall be constructed beneath^the 
tracks of the Baltimore & Ohio 
Railroad Company in Commercial 
avenue, East Eighty-third street 
East Eighty-seventh sitreet, East 
^ Eighty-eighth street, East Eighty- 
ninth street, East Ninetieth street 
East Ninety-first street, East 
Ninety-second street, and East 
Ninety-third street." 
Amend Section 5 by striking out 
all of the last sentence of Paragraph 
1, reading as follows: 

"Provided, however, that if m 
the construction of any of such 
subways and approaches it may 
become necessary to disturb, re- 
move or destroy any pipes, con- 
duits, wires or other property 
belonging to any private corpora- 
tion or individual, said railroad 
companies shall not be required 
to assume any of the expense 
thereof or damage thereto and the 
City of Chicago will secure to said 
railroad companies the free and 
uninterrupted right to prosecute 
thoir said work and will save said 



companies harmless from any and 
all claims, demands and suits 
arising therefrom and all damages 
whiich may be recovered from 
such suits." 

Amend Paragraph 1 of Section^7 
by striking from said paragraph the 
words "Commissioner of Public 
Works" appearing in the thirty- 
fourth line from the top of the page 
in the first column of page 11 ol 
Pamphlet No. 645, and by inserting 
in lieu thereof the words "companies 
shall without cost", so that said hne 
will read "companies shall without 
cost or". 

Amend Paragraph 3 of Section 7 
by striking from the twentieth line 
from the top of said paragraph ap- 
nearing in the second column of 
page 11 of Pamphlet No. 645, the 
word "or" after the word "expense^^ 
and before the word ^^ealigning 
and by inserting in lieu thereof the 
word "of", so that said line will read 
"the expense of realigning its or . 
Aid. Michaelson moved to adopt 
the foregoing amendments. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Michaelson moved to pass 
said ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance as amended was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas-Kenna, (g^^.^^^i?' ^^S?!' 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz Richert, 
Martin Doyle, McCormick Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden Vander- 
b It Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lert'on Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson^ Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Rodriguez Zwiefka, Szymkowski. 
SHi,'walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powirs Bowler, Miller, ^^ranz, 
GeS Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
WaUace Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
t^fn uAk Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
hPc Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ra^, Kr, Rea, Buck Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Ihos. J. 
Lynch — 65. 

Nays— '^ one. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 



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AN ORDINANCE 



Authorizing and Requiring the 
South Chicago Railroad Company 
and the Baltimore and Ohio Rail- 
road Company to Elevate the 
Plane of Certain of Their Railway 
Tracks Within the City of Chi- 
cago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the South Chi- 
cago Railroad Company and the 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com- 
pany are each, respectively, hereby 
authorized and required to elevate 
the plane of certain of their road- 
beds and tracks within the City of 
Chicago, in the manner and upon 
the conditions hereinafter specified, 
that is to say: 

Paragraph 1. The South Chicago 
Railroad Company shall elevate the 
plane of its roadbed and tracks in 
East Seventy-first street from the 
intersection of said tracks with the 
north line of East Seventy-first 
street to the intersection of East 
Seventy-first street and South Shore 
avenue, in South Shore avenue from 
East Seventy-first street to the in- 
tersection of South Shore avenue 
and Commercial avenue, and in 
Commercial avenue from the in- 
tersection of South Shore avenue 
and Commercial avenue to the south 
line of East Eighty-third place, by 
supporting them upon an elevaiea 
structure of reinforced concrete 
with a solid floor of the so-called 
"ballasted type," s^aid floor to be 
supported on columns spaced at 
least twenty-four feet (24.00 apart 
in the clear, transversely of the 
right of way, and so spaced longi- 
tudinally that no column will be 
placed between the curb lines of 
intersecting streets and allevs. Pro- 
vided, however, that a 'line of 
columns may be placed in each curb 
line and inside thereof at each of 
said intersecting streets, and that at 
fetoney Island avenue columns may 
be placed in curb lines of both 



driveways and in the: Parkway be- 
tween, as may be required. 

The floor shall be constructed so 
that storm water, oil, grease and 
dirt shall not drop upon the street 
beneath, and drainage shall be pro- 
vided by suitable downspouts of 
substantial construction fastened to 
the columns of said structure and 
connected with the city sewers in 
said streets. 

There shall be at least fourteen 
feet (14.0') clear head-room be- 
neath the lowest part of the gir- 
ders or floor of said structure and 
the established grade of the street 
beneath. 

Not more than two (2) main 

tracks with necessary crossovers 

and switches shall be supported 
upon said structure. 

The columns shall be placed so 
as to give a minimum interference 
with street trafiic and in accord- 
ance with plans to be approved by 
the Commissioner of Public Works 
of the City of Chicago. North >of 
the north line of East Seventy-first 
street the tracks of the South Chi- 
cago Railroad Company may be 
supported upon an embankment of 
any permanent and suitable mate- 
rial and s'aid tracks shall connect 
with the tracks of the Illinois Cen- 
tral Railroad Company which are 
elevated in accordance with the or- 
dinance of September 29, A. D 1902 
as amended. ' ' 

The South Chicago Railroad Com- 
pany shall elevate the plane of its 
roadbed and tracks from the south 
me of East Eighty-third place to 
the end of its line near East Ninety- 
fourth street on an embankment and 
in a manner as will comply with 
all the provisions of this ordinance 
in so ' far as conditions are imposed 
upon said South Chicago Railroad. 
Company. 

Paragraph 2. The Baltimore & 
Ohio Railroad Company shall ele- 
vate the plane of its roadbed and 
tracks from the north line of South 
Chicago avenue to the north line of 



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East Eighty-third street on an em- 
bankment and in such manner a& 
will comply with all the provisions 
of this ordinance in so far as con- 
ditions are imposed upon said Bal- 
timore & Ohio Railroad Company. 
North of the north line lof East 
Eighty-third street the tracks of 
said Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 
Company shall descend* on a gradi- 
ent suitable and convenient to said 
company to a connection with the 
present grade of its tracks. 

Paragraph 3, If any bridge or 
bridges, viaduct or viaducts, ap- 
proach or approaches, or other 
structure or structures, belonging 
to or under the control of the City 
of Chicago, in any street or avenue, 
shall be found by the Commissioner 
of Public Works to constitute an 
obstruction or interfere with the 
work of constructing, maintainmg 
or using the elevated structure 
hereinbefore required, then the 
said Commissioner of Public Works 
shall direct a*id empower said rail- 
road company, or companies, to re- 
move the same at their own cost 
and expense and said company, or 
companies, may retain, use or dis- 
pose of the material comprismg 
such viaduct and approaches. 

Section 2. That the embank- 
ments on which said elevated road- 
beds and tracks shall be constructed 
within the aforesaid limits in which 
the tracks are authorized to be sup- 
ported on an embankment, shall be 
composed of any material which is 
of a permanent character and sur- 
ficiently substantial to bear the 
loads to be imposed upon it. 

The side slopes and lateral di- 
mensions of said embankment sihall 
be fixed and determined by the nat- 
ural angle of repose of the mate- 
rials of which said embankments 
may be constructed, but whenever 
it may become necessary for the 
purpose of keeping said embank- 
ment entirely within the lines of 
the right of way occupied by said 
company, or companies, such por- 
tions of said embankments at all 



such points shall be kept within 
said right of way lines by, or they 
shall be confined between retaining 
walls of stone or concrete masonry 
of sufficient height to prevent em- 
bankment material, cinders, etc., 
from running onto adjacent prop- 
erty; provided, however, that when- 
ever said retaining walls are of in- 
sufficient height to properly pro- 
tect said right of way and to pre-, 
vent trespassing thereon, then said 
retaining walls, as aforesaid, shall 
be surmounted with a suitable fence 
or railing; but whenever said re- 
taining walls are not used at all said 
rights of way of said companies 
shall be fenced in or otherwise 
properly enclosed in compliance 
with the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago relating to the fencing of 
railroad tracks. 

Section 3. That the said elevat- 
ed tracks shall be carried across all 
intervening streets and avenues 
which by the terms of this ordi- 
nance are to be provided with sub- 
ways, on suitable bridges of one, 
two, three or four spans, whose su- 
perstructure shall consist of iron, 
steel or reinforced concrete, or a 
combination of the same, with some 
suitable device provided which will 
prevent storm water, dirt, oil, and 
other substances from dropping 
from such elevated structure upon 
the subways beneath. The said 
bridges shall be supported upon 
abutments of concrete or stone ma- 
sonry, or upon abutments and rows 
of iron, steel, or reinforced con- 
crete columns, braced together lat- 
erally and erected on and anchored 
to masonry foundations construct- 
ed within the lines of the rights of 
way occupied by said companies, 
and in the center and curb lines 
of the intersecting avenues and 
streets where and as provided in 
the schedule of subways herein con- 
tained; provided, that the founda- 
tions of retaining walls, abutments 
and piers may project a reasonable 
distance beyond the lines of the 
rights of way occupied by said com- 



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panies under the surface of the 
public hig^hways and sidewalks. 

Section 4. Paragraph 1. That 
subways shall be constructed be- 
neath the tracks of the South Chi- 
cago Railroad Company in East Sev- 
entieth street, South Kenwood ave- 
nue, Dorchester avenue, East Eigh- 
ty-seventh street, East Eighty- 
eighth street, East Eighty-ninth 
street, East Ninetieth street. East 
Ninety-first street, East Ninety-sec- 
ond street, and East Ninety-third 
street. 

Paragraph 2. That subways shall 
be constructed beneath the tracks of 
the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Com- 
pany in Commercial avenue, East 
Eighty-third street, East Eighty- 
seventh street, East Eighty-eighth 
street, East Eighty-ninth street, 
East Ninetieth street, East Ninety- 
first street. East Ninety-second 
street, and East Ninety-third street. 

Section 4a. That the several sub- 
ways hereinbefore referred to in 
Section 4 of this ordinance shall be 
constructed as to their size and di- 
mensions, locations and other de- 
tails, in accordance with the follow- 
ing schedule: 

Subway in East Seventieth Street, 
Under the Tracks of the South 
Chicago Railroad Company. 
(Street 66.0 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of the street shall 
be sufficient to make the elevation 
of the floor of the subway not less 
than 6.5 feet above city datum. This 
level shall extend on the west to a 
connection with the level floor of 
the subway as at present construct- 
ed beneath the tracks of the Illinois 
Central Railroad Company. This 
level shall extend on the east to the 
east street line of Kenwood avenue. 
From this level the east approach 
m East Seventieth street and the 
north approach in Kenwood ave- 
nue shall extend on a grade of not 
to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a 
connection with -the present surface 
of the streets. 



Width between walls of subway 
66.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 46.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 10.0 feet each 
in subway. 

Width of roadways and sidewalks 
east and north of the subway shall 
be the same as they now exist in 
East Seventieth street and in Ken- 
wood avenue. 

The elevation of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and 0.5 of a foot above the level of 
the crown of same. Two lines of 
columns may be placed in the side- 
walk spaces immediately inside the 
curb line and one line of columns in 
the center of the roadway to sup- 
port the superstructure. 

Clear head-room 12.0 feet. 



Subway in South Kenwood Avenue 
Under the Tracks of the South 

Chicago Railroad Company. 
(Street 66.0 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of the street shall 
be sufficient to make the elevation 
Of the floor of the subway not less 
than 6.5 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend from the 
north line of East Seventieth street 
on the north to ten feet soutfi of 
the south portal of the subway on 
the-south. From this level the ap- 
proach to the south shall extend 
on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 
in 100 feet to a connection with the 
present established grade in South 
Kenwood avenue. 

Width between walls of subway 
66.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 32.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 17.0 feet each 
in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of the subway shall be the 
same as they exist in South Ken- 
wood avenue. 



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The elevation of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and 0.5 of a foot above the crown 
of same. Two lines of columns may 
be placed in the curb lines and in- 
side thereof to support the super- 
structure. 

Clear head-room 12.0 feet. 

Subway in South Dorchester Ave- 
nue, Under the Tracks of the 
South Chicago Railroad Company. 
(Street 80.0 Feet Wide.) 
The elevation Of the floor of the 
subway shall be not less than 8.0 
feet above city datum. This level 
shall extend from the north to the 
south portal of the subway. 

Width between walls of subway 
80.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 36.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 22.0 feet each 
in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of subway shall be the same 
as they exist in South Dorchester 
avenue. 

The elevation of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and 0.5 of a foot above the crown 
of same. Two lines of columns may 
be placed in the curb lines and in- 
side thereof io support the super- 
structure. 

Clear head-room 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Commercial Avenue, Un- 
der the Tracks of the Baltimore 
& Ohio Railroad Company. (Street 
80.0 Feet Wide.) 

The elevation of the floor of the 
subway shall be not less than 8.0 
feet above city datum. This level 
shall extend from the east to the 
west portal of the subway. 

Width between walls of subway 
80.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 42.0 feet in 
subway. 



Width of sidewalks 19.0 feet each 
in subwiay. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of subway shall be the same 
as they exist in Commercial avenue. 

The elevation of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and 0.5 of a foot above the crown 
of same. Two lines. of columns may 
be placed in the curb lines and in- 
side thereof to support the super- 
structure. 

Clear head-room 13.5 feet. 



Subway in East Eighty-third Street, 
Under the Tracks of the Balti- 
more & Ohio Railroad Company. 
(Street 66.0 Feet Wide.) 
The floor of the subway shall 
slope on a uniform grade from an 
elevation of 6.8 feet above city 
datum at the northeasterly right of 
way line of the Baltimore & Ohio 
Railroad Company to an elevation 
of 6.0 feet above city datum at the 
southwesterly right of way line. 

Width between walls of subway 
66.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 42.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 12.0 feet each 
in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of subway shall be the same 
as they exist in East Eighty-third 
street. 

The elevation of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and 0.5 of a foot above the crown 
of same. Two lines of columns may 
be placed in the curb lines and in- 
side thereof to support the super- 
structure. 

Clear head-room 13.5 feet. 



Subway in East Eighty- seventh 
Street, Under the Tracks of the 
South Chicago Railroad Company 
and the Baltimore & Ohio Rail- 
road Company. (Street 80.0 Feet 
Wide.) 



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The elevation of the floor of the 
subway shall be not less than 8.5 
feet above city datum. This level 
shall extend from the east to the 
west portal of the subway. 

Width between walls of subway 
80.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 42.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 19.0 feet each 
in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of su'bway shall be the same 
as they exist in East Eighty-seventh 
street. 

The elevation of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and 0.5 of a foot above the crown 
of same. Two lines of columns may 
be placed in the curb lines and in- 
side thereof to support the super- 
structure. 

Clear head-room 13.5 feet. 



Subway in East Eighty-eighth 
Street, Under the Tracks of the 
South Chicago Railroad Company 
and the Baltimore & Ohio Rail- 
road Company. (Street 80.0' Feet 
Wide.) 

The elevation of the floor of the 
subway shall be not less than 8.2 
feet above city datum. This level 
shall extend from the east to the 
west portal of the subway. 

Width between walls of subway 
80.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 42.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 19.0 feet each 
I in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of sutoway shall be the same 
as they exist in East Eighty-eighth 
street. 

The elevation of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and 0.5 of a foot above the crown 
of same. Two lines of columns may 
be placed in the curb lines and in- 



side thereof to support the super- 
structure. 

Clear head-room 12.0 feet. 



Subway in East Eighty-niiith Street, 
Under the Tracks of the South 
Chicago Railroad Company and 
the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 
Company. (Street 80.0 Feet 
Wide.) 

The elevation of the floor of the 
subway shall be not less than 8.0 
feet above city datum. This level 
shall extend from the east to the 
west portal of the subway. 

Width between walls' of subway 
80.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 42.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 19.0 feet each 
in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of the subway shall be the 
same as they exist in East Eighty- 
ninth street, 

" The elevation of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and 0.5 of a foot above the crown 
of same. TWo lines of columns may 
be placed in the curb lines and in- 
side thereof to support the super- 
structure. 

Clear head-room 12.0 feet. 



Subway in East Ninetieth Street, 
Under the Tracks of the South 
Chicago Railroad Company and 
the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 
Company. (Street 80.0 Feet 
Wide.) 

The elevation of the floor of the 
subway shall be not less than 8.5 
feet above city datum. This level 
shall extend from the east to the 
west portal of the subway. 

Width between walls of subway 
80.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 42.0 feet in 
subway. 



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Width of sidewalks 19.0 feet each 
in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of subway shall be the 
same as tliey exist in East Ninetieth 
street. ^ 

The elevation of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and 0.5 of a foot above the crown 
of same. Two lines of columns may 
be placed in the curb lines and yi- 
side thereof to support the super- 
structure. 

Clear head-room 12.0 feet. 



Subway in East Ninety-first Street, 
Under the Tracks of the South 
Chicago Railroad Company and 
the Baltimiore & :Ohio Railroad 
Company. (Street 80.0 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of the street shall 
be sufficient to make the elevation 
of the floor of the subway not less 
than 10.0 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend on the east 
thirty (30) feet beyond the east 
portal of the subway and on the 
west thirty (30) feet beyond the 
west portal of the subway. From 
this level the approaches shall ex- 
tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 
feet in 100 feet to a connection with 
the present surface of East Ninety- 
first street. 

Width between walls of subway 
80.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 42.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 19.0 feet eacn 
in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of the subway shall be the 
same as they exist in East Ninety- 
first street. 

The elevation of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and 0.5 of a foot above the crown 
of same. Two lines of columns may 
be placed in the curb lines and in- 



side thereof to support the super- 
structure. 

Clear head-raom 13.5 feet. 



Subway in East Ninety-second 
Street, Under the Tracks of the 
South Chicago Railroad Company 
and the Baltimore & Ohio Rail- 
road Company. (Street 80.0 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of the street shall 
be sufficient to make the elevation 
of the floor of the subway not less 
than 10.0 feet above city datum. 
This level shall extend on the east 
thirty (30) feet beyond the east 
portal of the subway and on the 
west thirty (30) feet beyond the 
west portal of the subway. From 
this level the approaches shall ex- 
tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 
feet in 100 feet to a connection with 
the present surface of East Ninety- 
second street. 

Width between walls of subway 
80.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 42.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 19.0 feet each 
in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of subway shall be the same 
as they exist in East Ninety-second 
street. 

The elevation of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and 0.5 of a foot above the crown 
of same. Two lines of columns may 
be placed in the curb lines and in- 
side thereof to support the super- 
structure. 

Clear head-room 13.5 feet. 



Subway in East Ninety-third Street, 
Under the Tracks of the South 
Chicago Railroad Company and 
the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 
Company. (Street 80.0 Feet 
Wide.) ^ 

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be sufficieiift to make the elevation 
of the floor of the subway not less 
than 5.0 feet above city datum. This 
level shall extend on the east thirty 
(30') feet 'beyond the east portal 
of the subway and on the west 
thirty (30) feet beyond the wesi 
portal of the subway. From this 
leVel the approach on the east shall 
ascend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.0 feet in 100 feet to the west 
curb line of Birandon avenue; thence 
said approach shall extend across 
Brandon avenue at a level grade to 
'the east curb line of Brandon ave- 
nue. From this level at the inter- 
section of East Ninety-third street 
and Brandon avenue the approach 
to the east in East Ninety-third 
street and the north and south 
approaches in Brandon avenue shall 
ascend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.0 ^eet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of East 
Ninety-third street and Brandon 
avenue. 

The west approach in East Nine- 
ty-third street shall ascend on a 
grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 
100 feet to the east curb line of 
Baltimore avenue; thence said ap- 
proach shall be carried across Bal- 
timore avenue at a level grade to 
the w^est curb line of Baltimore 
avenue. From this level at the in- 
tersection of East Ninety-third 
street and Baltimore avenue the 
approach to the west in East Nine- 
ty-third street 'and the north and 
south approaches in Baltimore ave- 
nue shall ascend on a grade of not 
to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a 
connection with the present sur- 
face of Baltimore avenue and East 
Ninety-third street. 

Width between walls of subway 
80.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 42.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 19.0 feet each 
in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
outside of subway shall be the same 



as they exist in East Ninety-third 
street, Ba^ltimore avenue and Bran- 
don avenue. 

The elevation of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roiadway 
and 0.5 of a foot aibove the crown 
of same. Two lines of columns may 
be placed in the icurb lines and in- 
side thereof to support the super- 
structure. 

Clear head-room 13.5 feet. 

Section 4b. That the grades of 
all the streets and avenues in which 
any subways and approaches are to 
be built, in accordance with the 
provisions of this ordinance, shall 
be and the same are hereby changed 
so as to conform to the grades of 
such subways and approaches • as 
they shall be depressed pursuant to 
the provisions of this ordinance, and 
the grade of all platted streets and 
alleys that intersect the approaches 
to subways as described in Section 
4a of this ordinance, shall be de- 
pressed so as to conform to the 
grade of the approaches into said 
subways and shall iii all respects 
be considered a portion of said ap- 
proaches. 

Section 4c. In the several sub- 
ways provided for in this ordinance 
vertical curves shall be construcit- 
ed where the ends of the approaches 
to said subways connect at the top 
with the present grade of the 
streets and at the bottom with the 
level grades of the subway floors 
specified hereinbefore in Section 4a 
of this ordinance. At the head of 
each and every approach the ver- 
tical curve shall extend not less 
than twenty-five (25.0) feet each 
side of the intersection between the 
grade of the approach and the level 
grade of the present street. At the 
foot of each and every approach 
the vertical curve shall extend not 
less than twenty- five (25.0) feet 
each side of the intersection be- 
tween the grade of the approach and 
the level grade of the floor of the 
subway. 

Section 5. Paragraph 1. That 



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all such excavations shall be made 
in the streets ^and avenues as may 
be required in complying with the 
provisions of this ordinance. But 
the excavated portions of the streets 
shall be restored to serviceable con- 
dition for the use of the public as 
soon as practicable, and all water 
pipes, wires, conduits, sewers and 
other similar substructures belong- 
ing to the City of Chicago or to any 
public utility corporation that may 
be disturbed by such excavations, 
or required to be moved or deflect- 
ed from the position in which they 
are found, shall he replaced or suit- 
able expedients shall be devised 
and provided to restore them in all 
respects to their former state of 
usefulness, but the gradients of the 
sewers shall not be reduced in any 
event. 

All excavations that shall be 
made within the limits of the sub- 
ways and beneath the sub-grade of 
the same, prior to the paving of the 
subways, shall be back filled with 
sand, gravel or cinders and flooded 
or tamped in such manner as to 
assure the full settlement of such 
back filling before the pavement is 
laid. 

Paragraph 2. All overhead wires 
or cables crossing the proposed ele- 
vated tracks of the respective com- 
panies mentioned in this ordinance 
shall be disposed of at the sole ex- 
pense of the railroad companies in 
the following manner: 

The railroad companies herein 
mentioned shall give reasonable no- 
tice, in writing, to the owner or 
owners of any wire or wires cross- 
ing the proposed elevated roadbeds, 
as aforesaid, to remove or change 
the location of said wires as here- 
inafter provided; and in case of the 
inability of said companies to as- 
certain the owner or owners of any 
one or more of said wires, they shall 
notify the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago, in 
writing, of the character and loca- 
tion of the wires the ownership of 
which they are unable to ascertain, 



and the Commissioner of Public 
Works shall thereupon in turn 
cause said notice to be served on 
such owner or owners of said wires, 
and in case said Commissioner of 
Public Works shall be unable to as- 
certain the ownership of the wire 
or wires designated in said notice 
served by said railroad companies 
as aforesaid, he shall dispose of 
said wires in a manner not to in- 
terfere with the work of said rail- 
road companies. 

Promptly after the receipt of any 
notice as aforesaid, from the rail- 
road companies, or either of them, 
or said Commissioner of Public 
Works, the owner or owners of said 
wire or wires shall place them and 
the poles carrying the same tem- 
porarily in such a position as to 
insure proper and safe clearance 
from the construction and equip- 
ment of the railroad companies and 
to so continue them in such tempo- 
rary condition until such time as 
the construction work of said rail- 
road companies has reached such a 
stage that the wires can be run 
underneath the roadbeds 'and tracks 
of said companies in conduits, the 
necessary consents being properly 
secured, or to pass them through the 
subways provided for in this ordi- 
nance. In the event that it is con- 
templated by the person or persons, 
corporation or corporations, owning 
the wires in complying with the 
provisions of this paragraph, to pass 
said wires through the subways In 
conduits, said conduits shall be en- 
tirely completed, including all nec- 
essary manholes, prior to the time 
the said companies begin the work 
of paving the subways and ap- 
proaches. In the event, however, 
that the person, or persons, corpo- 
ration or corporations, owning the 
wires aforesaid, in complying with 
the provisions of this paragraph, 
elect to string said wires on the un- 
derside of the bridge structures sup- 
porting the tracks of said railroad 
companies, the said wires shall be 
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upon between said owner or owners 
and said railroad companies; and 
in case said owner or owners and 
said railroad companies shall in any 
instance fail to agree in that par- 
ticular, said wires shall be strung 
on the underside of the bridge 
structure supporting the tracks of 
said railroad companies in such 
manner as the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chi- 
cago shall direct; provided, how- 
ever, that in no case shall more 
than two (2) permanent trolley 
wires be strung in any subway 
through which street railways pass. 

All overhead wires or cables be- 
longing to the City of Chicago 
which cross the proposed elevated 
roadbeds and tracks of the railroad 
. companies mentioned in this ordi- 
nance, shall be disposed of in one 
■of the manners hereinbefore pro- 
vided, as the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works may direct; but at the 
sole expense of the company whose 
tracks said wires may cross. 

If bridges over said subways, or 
any of them, are built of concrete, 
the respective railroad companies 
shall place bolts to be furnished by 
the street car company for support- 
ing trolley boards in such subways, 
in the underside of said bridges at 
suitable and proper locations, and 
the street car company whose tracks 
are laid in such streets and cross 
the right of way of said railroad 
company, or companies, or whose 
tracks may hereafter be laid in such 
streets through said subways, shall 
have the right to attach its trolley 
.boards supporting its trolley wires 
to the underside of such bridges so 
installed, and shall also have the 
right to install, wherever neces- 
sary, suitable fixtures to the under- 
side of such structures for any 
overhead feeder wires which may 
be necessary for such street car 
company to have at such location 
or locations. 

Section 6, Paragraph 1. Pro- 
vision shall be made for the drain- 



age of the several subways wher- 
ever the streets are depressed, as 
provided for in this ordinance, by 
the construction of receiving basins 
properly locateil in or immediately 
adjacent to said subways which said 
receiving basiins shall be connected 
with and discharge their contents 
into the adjacent city sewers. Pro- 
vided, that when no adjacent city 
sewer exists at the time when this 
ordinance is passed the City of Chi- 
cago shall take the necessary steps 
to have such sewers constructed by 
special assessment wherever they 
can be constructed in public streets 
outside of the railroad rights of 
way. The railroad companies whose 
tracks cross the subways drained 
by such sewers shall pay their 
proper assessed portion of the cost 
of such sewers. In the event that 
special assessments cannot be le- 
gally levied to pay for the construc- 
tion of any such sewers as may be 
necessary to drain the several sub- 
ways, then such sewers shall be 
constructed and the entire cost 
thereof shall be paid by the rail- 
road companies which are herein- 
before required to construct the 
subways to be drained. 

In case the lowest point of the 
surface of any of such subways 
where the streets are depressed, as 
provided for in this ordinance, 
should be below the grade neces- 
sary to make proper connection 
with the adjacent sewer, some other 
adequate means of drainage shall 
be devised and provided by said 
railroad company, or companies, at 
their expense. 

Adequate provision shall be made 
for each of the subways provided 
for in this ordinance to prevent 
storm water from flowing over the 
copings and around the ends of 
abutments upon the sidewalks. 

Paragraph 2. Any sewers or wa- 
ter mains lying below the surface 
of the streets as are not provided 
with subways under the terms of 
this ordinance, but which sewers or 
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of said railroad companies men- 
tioned in this ordinance, said sewers 
or water mains shall 'he adequately 
protected by said companies by con- 
structing over them arches of brick 
or concrete sufficiently strong to 
bear the loads of the proposed su- 
perimposed embankment. 

Section 7. Paragraph 1. That 
the subways and the approaches 
thereto shall be constructed by said 
railroad companies withiii the area 
to be covered by said subways and 
the approaches ;thereto, in each of 
said streets and avenues aforesaid, 
so as to conform to the following 
structural requirements, namely : 
The roadways' in subways shall be 
paved with No. 1 granite block of 
standard quality and workmanship, 
laid at right angles wnth the curb 
lines and set upon a solid founda- 
tion of Portland cement concrete 
not less than six (6) inches thick 
or deep when solidly tamped in 
place and otherwise finished and 
properly crowned ready for the 
granite block wearing surface be- 
tween which and the concrete there 
shall be interposed a layer of 
screened sand not less than one and 
one-half inches (1%") thick. The 
curbs and sidewalks in subways 
shall be constructed with Portland 
cement concrete of standard quality 
and workmanship and with the 
roadway paving shall be made, fin- 
ished and put in permanent place 
in accordance with the istandard 
specifications of the City of Chica- 
go. Wherever streets are depressed 
in subways the approaches thereto 
and the sidewalks on said ap- 
proaches shall be paved and con- 
structed in like manner as provid- 
ed for paving and constructing the 
same in subways. 

Nothing herein contained shall be 
held or construed to require said 
companies to repair or reconstruct 
any improvement herein specified 
which after its completion and ac- 
ceptance it shall become necessary 
to repair or reconstruct by reason 
of any person laying or repairing 



any sewer, gas, water or other pipe 
or conduit under a permit issued by 
the city. 

Before doing any work under this 
ordinance each of said companies 
shall file with the City Clerk of the 
City of Chicago its bond in form ap- 
proved by the Corporation Counsel 
of the City of Chicago, in the penal 
sum of twenty-five thousand dollars 
($25,000), conditioned that in con- 
structing the improvement herein 
specified it shall furnish and use 
such material and employ such 
workmanship as will insure such 
improvement to be free from all 
defects, and to remain in continu- 
ous good order and condition, ordi- 
nary wear excepted, for a period of 
ten (10) years from and after the 
completion of such improvement 
and its acceptance by the city. Said 
companies shall without cost or 
charge to the city, keep and main- 
tain such improvement in such or- 
der and condition during said pe-^ 
riod as will be satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works of 
the City of Chicago, ordinary wear 
excepted, such keeping and main- 
taining to include all repairs or 
the entire reconstruction of the im- 
provement when the necessity 
therefor shall, in the judgment of 
said Commissioner of Public Works 
be occasioned by or through the use 
of faulty or inferior material or 
workmanship; and conditioned, fur- 
ther, that if said company, or com- 
panies, shall for a period of ten 
(10) days after being notified by 
said Commissioner of Public Works 
to repair said improvement fail, 
neglect or refuse to make such re- 
pairs, the City of Chicago may make 
such repairs or have the same made, 
and said company, or companies, 
shall upon demand pay the cost 
thereof to the City of Chicago. 

Paragraph 2. Said railroad com- 
panies shall pave the entire length 
and width of the roadway in such 
portions of the subways and ap- 
proaches as are required to be con- 
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that such companies shall not be 
required to pave any portion of the 
subways or approaches to be occu- 
pied by or which are adjacent to 
street railway tracks, which by rea- 
son of existing law^s and ordinances 
it will be the duty of any street 
railway companies or other cor- 
poration to pave. 

Paragraph 3. Any street railway 
company, or companies, occupying 
any of the streets in the City of 
Chicago crossed by said proposed 
elevated roadbed and tracks of said 
company, or companies, shall when 
and as the grade of such street shall 
be changed as in this ordinance pro- 
vided, at its own expense, without 
claim for damages conform the 
grade of its track or tracks to the 
said change of grade of said streets, 
and nothing in this ordinance con- 
tained shall operate or be held to 
relieve any such street railway 
company,, or companies, from any 
liability now existing, however cre- 
ated, to realign its or their track or 
tracks, to excavate or pave or bear 
the expense of realigning its or 
their track or tracks, or excavating 
or paving the subways and ap- 
proaches between or on the outside 
of the rails of its or their tracks, 
and further, this provision shall be 
construed as including the excava- 
tion and paving of all the area 
within the inside rails of said street 
railway tracks in said subways and 
on said approaches developed by 
reason of the spread of said street 
railway tracks in said subways to 
provide proper and safe clearance 
from the posts and columns sup- 
porting the bridges carrying the 
elevated roadbed and tracks of said 
railroad companies; said paving 
within said inside rails sihall be in 
all respects as good as or conform 
to the specifications hereinbefore 
drawn in Section 7, Paragraph 1, 
of this ordinance. 

Paragraph 4. Nothing in this or- 
dinance shall be so construed as to 
require the said railroad companies 
to assume or pay any damages to 



abutting or adjacent property 
caused by the passage and enforce- 
ment of this ordinance, or by the 
excavation, elevation, depression or 
change of grade made in any of the 
public avenues, streets or alleys, or 
by the elevation of the roadbed and 
tracks of said companies herein re- 
quired to be elevated, or to defend 
any suit or suits which may be 
broug^ht for the recovery of any 
such damages; but for and in con- 
sideration of the agreement of the 
railroad companies herein men- 
tioned to do and perform all the 
obligations upon them imposed by 
this ordinance, all such damages, if 
there be any, will be adjusted and 
paid by the City of Chicago and said 
City of Chicago will assume the de- 
fense of any and all suits brought 
by or against any person or persons 
for the recovery of the same, in- 
tervening therein if necessary for 
Ihe purpose, and will relieve said 
railroad companies from defending 
the same and will assume and pay 
all judgments recovered therein, 
provided, however, that said com- 
pany, or companies; shall be liable 
for such damages as may arise from 
the negligent performance by said 
company or companies, of any ob- 
ligation imposed by thiis ordinance. 

The above, stipulations in this 
paragraph contained are, however, 
made upon the condition precedent 
that in case any suit be brought 
against said company, or companies, 
said company or companies will, 
providing it or they have been 
served wivth proper summons, at 
least five (5) days before the return 
day of the summons therein, give 
notice in writing of such suit and 
of such service to the Mayor and 
the Corporation Counsel of said City 
of Chicago for the purpose of en- 
abling such defense to be made by 
the city. 

Paragraph 5. The said railroad 
companies and any contractor em- 
ployed by them, in the execution of 
the work herein required to be 
done, shall have the right in the 



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performance of such work to take 
water from the public water sys- 
tem of said city and to use the same 
in such work free of all charge or 
expense. \ 

Section 8. That permission and 
authority are hereby given to said 
railroad companies whenever the 
same shall be necessary in the 
prosecution of the work they are 
herein authorized or required to 
perform, to obstruct, temporarily 
any public street, avenue or alley 
to such extent for such length of 
time as may be approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works; and 
they are also hereby authorized 
whenever the same shall be neces- 
sary, to erect and maintain tempo- 
rary tracks, structures and false 
work in any of said streets and ave- 
nues during the construction of 
their said elevated railroads, sub- 
ject to the like approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works; 
provided, however, that construc- 
tion work shall be prosecuted in 
such a manner, in conjunction with 
the street railway company, that 
there shall be no unnecessary in- 
terference with the continuous 
through service of street cars. 

Section 9. Nothing in this ordi- 
nance named or contained shall be 
so construed as to prevent said 
railroad companies from locating 
and constructing the abutments 
which form the walls of the subway 
at a sufficient distance back from 
the building or lot line of the 
streets, boulevards or avenues, for 
the purpose of constructing and 
maintaining in the spaces or re- 
cesses so left between said abut- 
ments and said (building lines, sta- 
tion buildings, with all necessary 
waiting rooms and ticket offices, or 
other buildings fronting on said 
streets, boulevards or avenues, uni- 
form with the said building lines 
thereof and entirely within the lines 
limiting and bounding the rights of 
way of said railroad companies, and 
for the further purpose of con- 
structing and maintaining withiti 



said lines stairways and approaches 
leading to and from said station 
buildings to the elevated platform 
and tracks above the same for the 
accommodation and convenience of 
the passenger traffic of said rail- 
road companies, or for any other 
purposes in connection with the ef- 
ficient maintenance and operation 
of the railroads. 

Section 10. That when the rail- 
road companies herein mentioned 
shall have elevated their roadbeds 
and tracks in accordance with the 
provisions of this ordinance, so that 
the same shall be ready for use and 
so accepted by the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chi- 
cago, then and thereupon all pro- 
visions of the ordinance of the City 
of Chicago relating to the speed of 
railway trains, the length of trains, 
the number of cars to constitute a 
train, and the maintenance of gates, 
flagmen, watchmen, signals and sig- 
nal towers, and the ringing of bells, 
shall cease to 'be applicable to said 
railroads. Provided, however, this 
ordinance is not to be construed as 
a waiver or surrender by the City 
of Chicago of any of its police 
powers or of the right at any time 
hereafter to pass necessary and 
reasonable police ordinances in re- 
lation to the matters last aibove 
enumerated. After such elevation 
it shall be unlawful for any person 
or persons save employes of said 
companies in the discharge of their 
duties, to enter or be upon or to 
walk across or along the said ele- 
vated structures or roadways at any 
place. 

Adequate and proper lights shall 
be installed and maintained by the 
railroad companies hereinbefore 
mentioned, in each of the subways 
herein provided for, under the su- 
pervision of the Commissioner of 
Gas and Electricity of the City of 
Chicago, or if the railroad com- 
panies desire the same may be in- 
stalled and maintained by the City 
of Chicago at the cost of the rail- 
road companies. In any case the 



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railroad companies shall have the 
right to current used in said lights 
at the same rates as are paid for 
current by the City of Chicago. 

Section 11. In consideration of 
the acceptance of this ordinance by 
the South Chicago Railroad Com- 
pany and the Baltimore & Ohio 
Railroad Company, and of the 
agreement by said railroad com- 
panies to do and perform all the 
obligations upon them imposed by 
this ordinance, the City of Chicago 
on its part undertakes and agrees 
that if it shall at any time require 
a crossing or crossings at any street 
or streets, avenue or avenues, pub- 
licway or public ways, for which no 
subway or subways are provided, in 
the schedule of subways contained 
in this ordinance, or shall open, lay 
out or extend any street or streets, 
avenue or avenues, publicway or 
publicways, across the rights of way 
of said railroad companies within 
the limits prescribed in Section 1 
of this ordinance, such crossing or 
crossings shall be made by a sub- 
way or subways only, and no claim 
for compensation on account of 
land taken for rights of way of said 
street or streets, avenue or ave- 
nues, publicway or publicways, 
shall be made by said railroad com- 
panies whose rights of w^ay are to 
be crossed, and such waiver of com- 
pensation shall attach to and run 
with such land in the hands of any 
grantee or grantees of said railroad 
company or companies. 

The provision in this section, In- 
cluding waiver or compensation for 
land taken for a street or streets, 
shall apply to land actually used or 
occupied for a railway right of way 
at the time of the opening of any 
such street or streets, avenue or 
avenues, publicway or publicways. 
But the sole cost and expense of the 
construction of such subway or sub- 
ways, and of such bridge or bridges 
as may be necessary to carry all the 
tracks on said companies' rights of 
way shall be borne and paid by the 
City of Chicago without ^expense 



to said railroad companies men- 
tioned in this ordinance; and in no 
case shall any such subway or sub- 
ways, bridge or bridges so to be 
built be inferior in any respect to 
the bridges and subways to be built 
by the railroad companies across 
streets provided for in this ordi- 
nance. 

The work of the construction of 
such subway or subways, bridge or 
bridges shall be done by the rail- 
road company, or companies inter- 
ested, and the amount to be paid by 
the city for such work and con- 
struction shall not exceed the actual 
and reasonable cost thereof. Said 
bridges, respectively, shall support 
all the tracks of said company or 
companies then existing and in use 
across the lines of such proposed 
street or streets, at the time of the 
construction of such subway or sub- 
ways across such right of way and 
yards of said railroad company or 
companies; but the said company 
or companies shall not be required 
to do any work towards the con- 
struction of any such subway or 
subways until the cost thereof as 
may be estimated by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City 
of Chicago and the Chief Engineer 
of said railroad company or com- 
panies shall have first been paid to 
said railroad company or companies, 
or deposited in some responsible 
bank for its or their benefit and to 
be paid over to it or them, at once 
upon the completion of said work. 
The grade of the roadbed and tracks 
of said company or companies shall 
be and remain at the grade herein- 
before specified. 

Section 12. Paragraph 1. The 
railroad companies mentioned in 
this ordinance that are hereby re- 
quired to elevate their tracks shall 
fully and finally complete the work 
of elevation on or before the thirty- 
first day of December, A. D, 1920. 

The work of elevating the tracks 
hereinbefore referred to shall be 
completed within the time limit 
hereinbefore specified, unless pre- 



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vented by strike or strikes, riot or 
riots, or other cau'ses in this ordi- 
nance specified, or restrained by -in- 
junction or other order or process 
of a court of competent jurisdic- 
tion. The time during which said 
companies ishall be prevented by 
strike or strikes, riot or riots, or 
such other causes or legal proceed- 
ings aforesaid, shall be added to the 
time herein limited for said work, 
provided said railroad company or 
companies, give notice, in writing, 
to the Corporation Counsel of the 
City of Chicago, of the institution of 
said legal proceedings. The City 
of Chicago shall thereupon have the 
right to intervene in any suit or 
proceedings brought by any per- 
son or persons seeking to enjoin or 
restrain or in any manner inter- 
fere with the prosecution of said 
work and move for a dissolution of 
such injunction or restraining or- 
der and for any other proper order 
in such suit. 

Paragraph 2. And it is further 
provided, that if said railroad com- 
pany or companies shall be de- 
layed in the prosecution of the said 
work required to be done under the 
provisions of this ordinance, by rea- 
son of the obstruction of pipes, con- 
duits, wires or property of private 
corporations or individuals, as men- 
tioned in Section 5 of this ordinance, 
or by reason of any delay on the 
part of the City of Chicago or any 
of its offlicers in performing the 
duties imposed upon the City and 
its officers by this ordinance, in re- 
spect to the work herein required 
to be done by said railroad company 
or companies, then and in that case 
the time which said railroad com- 
pany, or companies, or either of 
them, shall be so delayed -shall be 
added to the time during which said 
companies are required by the 
terms of this ordinance to complete 
said work. 

Section 13. That all the work 
hereinbefore required to be done by 
said railroad companies upon or in 
connection with the public avenues 



and streets of the City, shall be done 
and performed under the superin- 
tendence and subject to the inspec- 
tion and approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City 
of Chicago, and the cost of such in- 
spection shall be paid by the said 
railroad companies. 

Af least ten (10) days prior to 
the commencement of any part of 
such work the plans and specifica- 
tions therefor shall be submitted to 
said Commissioner of Public Works 
for his examination, and if found to 
be in accordance with the provisions 
of this ordinance, insofar as this or- 
dinance contains specific provisions, 
if they shall be satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works, in 
regard to the matters and details 
which by this ordinance are left to 
his discretion and judgment such 
plans shall be approved by him and 
after such approval all of the work 
outlined and included therein shall 
be constructed in strict conformity 
therewith. Said plans to be known 
as "Filing Plans", shall embody : 

First : A general plan or exhibit, 
on a scale of one inch equals one 
hundred feet, of all right of way, 
tracks and appurtenances, as they 
exist at the time work under this 
ordinance is begun within the limits 
prescribed by this ordinance; 

Second : A general plan or exhibit, 
on a scale of one inch equals one 
hundred feet, of all right of way, 
tracks, retaining walls, abutments, 
fences, and appurtenances as it isi 
proposed to establish them in com- 
plying with the provisions of this 
ordinance; 

Third: A detail drawing, or ex- 
hibit, of each subway provided for 
in this ordinance whose outside di- 
mensions shall be twenty inches 
(20") in width by thirty-six inches 
(36") in length. Said detail drawr 
ing shall each embody the following 
features : 

a. A plan on a scale of one inch 
equals twenty feet, of the subway, 
showing the number of tracks to be 



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constructed across the street the 
abutments, the end of the retaining 
walls, the location of the portals of 
the bridge superstructure and the 
columns to support same, the limits 
of the level floor of the subway 
measured from the bridge super- 
structure and from the nearest lot 
line to each end of the level floor 
of subway (the reference to the 
nearest lot line in each case to be 
the nearest foot) , the length of each 
approach to the subway, the widths 
of roadway and sidewalks both in 
subway and on the approaches, 
drainage provisions, all under- 
ground revisions and improvements, 
street car lines where they exist, 
et cetera. 

b. 'A cross section of the subway 
showing the dimensions of the sub- 
way specified in Section 4a, the ele- 
vation of the floor of the subway at 
the crown of same, the amount of 
crown of the roadway at catch 
basins, the elevation of curbs, the 
rate of slope of the sidewalks, all 
underground revisions and im- 
provements, et cetera. 

c. A longitudinal section of the 
subway and the approaches thereto 
showing the elevation and grade of 
the crown of the subway floor and 
of the curb, the clear head-room in 
the subway, the location of the por- 
tals of the bridge superstructure, 
the vertical curves connecting the 
level floor of the subways, and the 
original grade of the street with the 
incline of the approaches, the length 
of the approaches, all underground 
revisions and improvements. 

d. Each subway drawing to bear 
in the title the date of passage of 
this ordinance. 

e. Blank spaces for signatures of 
the following city officers in the 
order listed: 

Engineer of Track Elevation. 
Engineer of Streets. 
Superintendent of Streets. 
Engineer of Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



Superintendent of Sewers. 

Engineer Water Pipe Extension. 

Superintendent Water Pipe Ex- 
tension. 

City Engineer. 

Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity. 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 14. That this ordinance 
shall be binding in all its terms, 
conditions and requirements upon, 
and inure to the respective lessees, 
successors and assigns of the South 
Chicago Railroad Company and the 
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Com- 
pany, to the same effect and with 
like purpose as though said lessees, 
successors and assigns had been 
named herein respectively. 

Section 15. That each of said 
companies required by this ordi- 
nance to elevate its tracks shall do 
its portion of the work in accord- 
ance with the terms hereof in apt 
and proper time so as not to inter- 
fere with the proper and orderly 
prosecution of such work as a 
whole., Should either of said com- 
panies fail or neglect to so prose- 
cute its work, the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago 
shall have, and is hereby given the 
right, power and authority to gi\e 
ten (10) days notice in writing to 
such delinquent company to prose- 
cute its work. If such company 
shall fail or neglect to comply with 
said notice the Commissioner of 
Public Works may take charge of 
and cause such w^ork to be done and 
the expense thereof shall thereupon 
be paid by such delinquent com- 
pany. 

Section 16. This ordinance, shall 
take effect from and after its pas-' 
sage and approval; provided, how- 
ever, that it shall be null and void 
except as to such of the said com- 
pany, or companies, which are by 
this ordinance permitted and re- 
quired to elevate its or their railway 
tracks, who shall through its or 
their duly authorized officers file 
with the Mayor of the City of Chi- 



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January 11, 1917. 



cago within sixty (60) days from 
the passage and approval by the 
Mayor of this ordinance, their agree- 
ment or agreements, duly executed, 
whereby it, or they, shall under- 
take to do and perform all the mat- 
ters and things required of it or 
them, respectively, by this ordi- 
nance. 

After the filing of such agree- 
ment, or agreements, by the said 
railroad company, or companies, 
this ordinance shall not be mater- 
ially modified or amended as to the 
said company, or companies, which 
shall have filed its or their agree- 
ment, or agreements, unless such 
company, or companies, shall be in 
default in the performance of the 
several matters and things required 
by this ordinance and undertaken to 
be done by such agreement. 

The failure or default of either of 
said companies to file such agree- 
ment, or agreements, within the 
time herein limited shall not void 
or impair any of the rights hereun- 
der of the railroad company which 
shall have filed its agreement as 
hereinbefore provided, so long as it 
shall perform the matters and 
things expressly required of it by 
this ordinance. Nothing in this or- 
dinance contained shall be a waiver 
or surrender of the police power of 
the City or be taken in any way to 
deprive the City of the right to 
properly exercise such power. 



referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 



John P. Dougherty and Co.: Claim 
(Recommitted). 

Aid. O'Toole moved that the claim 
of John P. Dougherty and Company 
in connection with the construction 
of the tunnel at Western avenue 
under the dirainage canal, placed on 
file March 13, 1911, page 4122 of the 
Journal, be taken from file and re- 



E. V. Wexberg: Erection of Sign 
(Order Recommitted). 

Aid. Haderlein moved that an or- 
der' directing the issuance of a per- 
mit to E. V. Wexberg for the erec- 
tion of a sign on the roof of build- 
ing at 3351 Lincoln avenue, placed 
on file June 2, 1916, page 497 of the 
Journal, be taken from file and re- 
referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Kjellander: Resignation. 

The Clerk, by unanimous consent, 
ipresented the following communi- 
cation: 

Chicago, January 11, 1917. 
Hon. William Hale Thompson, 

Mayor, and the Honorable, the 

Aldermen of the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Owing to the fact 
that on November 7, 1916, I was 
elected to the otfrce of Clerk of the 
Superior Court of Cook County, and 
have since quialified and! am acting 
in that capacity, I hereby tender my 
resignation as a .member of your 
Honorable Body, to take effect im- 
mediately. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) John Kjellander, 

Alderman, Twenty-third Ward, 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of the foregoing res- 
ignation. 

Aid. Wallace moved that said 
resignation be accepted. 

The motion was carried unani- 
mously by a rising vote. 






23rd Ward; Vacancy in Office of 
Alderman. 

Aid. Wallace thereupon, by un- 



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MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 



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animous consent, presented the fol- 
lowing resolution: 

Whereas, John Kjellander was, 
on April 4, 1916, duly elected as 
Alderman of the Twenty-third 
Ward of the City of Chicago, and 
thereafter on November 7, 1916, was 
duly elected Clerk of the Superior 
Court of Cook County and has since 
last mentioned date qualified and 
assumed the office of Clerk of the 
Superior Court, to whicih he was so 
elected, and has presented his resig- 
nation from his office of Alderman; 
now, therefore, be it 

Resolved, By the City Council of 
the City of Chicago, that the said 
John Kjellander, by reason of his 
said election as Clerk of the Super- 
ior Court of Cook County, is dis- 
qualified to further act as an Alder- 
man of this City, and his office of 
Alderman of the Twenty-third 
Ward is hereby declared vacant. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of the foregoing 
resolution. 

Aid. Wallaee moved to adopt said 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 



23rd Ward: Special Election to Fill 
Vacancy in Office of Alderman. 

Aid. Wallace thereupon, by 
unanimous consent, presented an 
ordinance calling a special election 
to fill a vacancy in the office of 
Alderman of the 23rd Ward. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Wallace moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas— Kennsi, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Morris, Werner, Schwartz, Richert, 
Martin, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
M^rriam, Kimiball, Tyden, Vander- 
bilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cul- 
lerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, 
Anderson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 



Rodriguez, Zwiofka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tam, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Watson, Littler, Adamowski, Hru- 
bec, Byrne, O'Toole, Kearns Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos J 
Lynch — 65. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed : 

Whereas, John Kjellander was 
elected on April 4, 1916, and after- 
wards duly qualified as Alderman of 
the Twenty-third Ward of the City 
of Chicago, for a term of two years, 
and until his successor shall be 
elected and qualified; and, 

Whereas, Said John Kjellander 
resigned from his said office of 
Alderman of the Twenty-third Ward 
on January 11, 1917; and, 

Whereas, The City Council ac- 
cepted said resignation to take 
effect immediately, and declared by 
resolution that said John Kjellander 
was disqualified, by reason of said 
resignation and the acceptance 
thereof and his election to the 
office of Clerk of the Superior Court 
of Cook County, to act further as 
Alderman of the Twenty-third 
Ward, and that by reason of such 
resignation and disqualification a 
vacancy now exists in the office of 
Alderman of the Twenty-third 
Ward for the two-year term begun 
in April, 1916; and, 

■Whereas, The Statutes of the 
State of Illinois provide that, when- 
ever a vacancy shall occur in the 
office of alderman, such vacancy 
shall be filled by election, and it is 
the duty of the City Council to call 
an election for the purpose of 
electing a successor to the alderman 
who has vacated his office, who shall 
hold office during such unexpired 
term; therefore. 
Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an election for 



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the office of Alderman of the 
Twenty-third Ward of the City of 
Chicago to fill the vacancy occa- 
sioned by the resignation of John 
Kjellander be and the same is 
hereby called to be held in the 
Twenty-third Ward of the City of 
Chicago, on the third day of April, 
A. D. 1917, said election to be held 
for the purpose of electing an 
Alderman of the Twenty-third Ward 
of the City of Chicago, who shall 
hold his office for and during the 
unexpired term of said John Kjel- 
lander, resigned. 

Said election shall be held in ac- 
cordance with the general election 
laws now in force in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook, and State 
of Illinois. A primary election for 
the purpose of nominating candi- 
dates for the said position to be 
voted for at the election hereby 
called, shall be held in accordance 
with the laws relating to primary 
elections now in force in said city, 
on February 27, 1917. 

Section 2. That the City Clerk of 



the City of Chicago be and he is 
hereby directed to give notice of 
such election and primary election 
as provided by law. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 



John Kjellander: Vote of Thanks. 

Aid. Coughlin moved that a vote 
of thanks be tendered by the Coun- 
cil to John Kjellander for the service 
performed by him while a member 
of the Council. 

The motion was carried unani- 
mously, by a rising vote. 



Adjournment. 

Aid. Richert moved that the Coun- 
cil do how adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the 
Council stood adjourned to meet on 
Friday, January 19, 1917, at 2:00 
o'clock P. M. 





CITY CLERK 



^7F-U. J, I 



^ffj 



COPY 



OF THE 

PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE * 

CITY OOUNOIL 

OF THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO. ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Friday, January 19, 1917, 
2:00 O'CLOCK P. M. 

(Council Chamber, City Ball.) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present—Ron. Wm. Hale Thomp- 
son, Mayor, and Aid. Kenna, Cough- 
lin, DePriest, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Kim- 
ball, Tyden, Cross, Vanderbilt, 
Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, Ancferson, 
Home, Smith, Utpatel, Rodriguez, 
Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, Walko- 
wiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, Adam- 
owski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm, J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, 
Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke and Thos. J. 
Lynch. 

Absent—AX^. Martin, 
Pretzel and Littler. 



Lawley, 




Call to Order. 

At 2:00 o'clock P. M. (the hour 
appointed for the meeting), the 
Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 

The Clerk called the roll of mem- 
bers, and there was found to be 
A quorum present. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve the 
printed record of the Proceedings 
of the regular meeting held Thurs- 
day, January 11, 1917, as sub- 
mitted by the Clerk, as the Journal 
of the Proceedings of said meeting, 
and to dispense with the reading 
thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 



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January 19, 1917. 



Communications from the Mayor, 
City Clerk, City Comptroller, Com- 
missioner of Public Works and 
other City Officers, Departments 
and Branches of the City Govern- 
ment. 



Releases from House of Correction: 
Report. 

The Clerk presented a report 
submitted by His Honor the Mayor, 
containing a list of the names of 
persons released by him from the 
House of Correction during the 
week ended January 18, 1917, to- 
gether with the cause of each 
release, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Veto. 



Loan ($1,500,000.00): from City 
Treasurer to City of Chicago. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Office of the Mayor, { 
Chicago, January 19, 1917.1 

To the Honorable, the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, 
without my approval, an ordinance 
passed by Your Honorable Body at 
the meeting held January 11, 1917, 
and appearing on page 2804 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of the 
City Council, authorizing the City of 
Chicago to borrow from the City 
Treasurer of the City of Chicago, 
and authorizing and directing the 
Treasurer to loan to the City of 
Chicago the sum of $1,500,000.00 
from the funds of the city to be 
returned with interest at the cur- 
rent rates paid on tax warrants, on 
or before the 1st day of May, 1917. 

I withhold my approval of the 
said ordinance for the reason that 
the official term of the City Treas- 
urer will have exp'ired before the 
1st of May, 1917, and I deem it 



unwise for Your Honorable Body to 
direct the Treasurer to make so 
large a loan without making it 
essential to have it repaid to him 
during his term of office. The City 
Treasurer and Comptroller join in 
recommending that the ordinance 
be amended so as to change the date 
when the money is to be returned, 
froin May 1, 19ir, to April 1, 1917. 
I have caused the Corporation 
Counsel to draw a substitute ordi- 
nance fixing the time when this 
money must be returned to the 
Treasurer not later than April 1, 
1917, which will be during the 
official term of the present Treas- 
urer, and I forward herewith to 
Your Honorable Body the said sub- 
stitute ordinance. 

I, therefore, recommend that the 
vote by which the said ordinance 
was passed be reconsidered, and 
that the ordinance which I have 
caused to be prepared be sub- 
stituted therefor and passed by 
Your Honorable Body. 
Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to reconsider 
the vote by which said ordinance, 
vetoed by His Honor the Mayor, was 



The motion prevailed. 

No motion being made to pass 
said., ordinance, the veto of His 
Honor the Mayor to the contrary 
notwithstanding, unanimous con- 
sent was given for consideration of 
the substitute ordinance submitted 
with said veto message. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said 
substitute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute ordinance was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey 
Richert, Doyle, M'cCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
CuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 



January 19, 1917. 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



2875 



vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Si Us, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Fran:^, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City of 
Chicago borrow from the City 
Treasurer of the City of Chicago, 
and said Treasurer be and he 
hereby is authorized and directed 
to loan to the City of Chicago the 
sum of one million five hundred 
thousand ($1,500,000.00) dollars, 
from funds of the city, to be re- 
turned, with interest at the current 
rates paid on tax warrants, on or 
before the 1st day of April, 1917. 

Section 2. That the City Comp- 
troller be and he hereby is author- 
ized and directed immediately, upon 
the passage of the tax levy ordi- 
nance by the City of Chicago for the 
year 1917, to issue and sell tax 
anticipation warrants drawn against 
the tax levy for the year 1917 in 
an amount sufficient to repay said 
loan, and the said loan be imme- 
diately repaid therefrom. 



Municipal Coliseums: Enabling Act. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, January 19, 19i7.j 

To the Honorable, the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Pursuant to the re- 
quest of the Association of Com- 
merce, as represented by the 
Honorable Walter J. Raymer, 



Chairman of the Convention Bureau 
Committee, . I transmit herewith a 
draft of a Bill, amending Section 1 
of an Act entitled, "An Act to 
enable cities and villages, having a 
population not exceeding 500,000 
to establish and maintain public 
municipal coliseums," approved 
June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, 
and to amend the title of said act, 
so as to enable the City of Chicago 
to establish and maintain a muni- 
cipal coliseum, for such action, if 
any, by, you as you may deem 
proper. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of the Bill submitted 
with the foregoing communication. 

Aid. Healy moved that said Bill 
be submitted to the General As- 
sembly of Illinois with the recom- 
mendation of the City Council that 
it be enacted into law. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, MiciGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
CuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said Bill as 
recommended : 

A BILL 

For an Act to amend Section 1 of 
an Act entitled, "An Act to enable 
cities and villages having a popu- 
lation not to exceed five hundred 



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January 19, 1917. 



thousand (500,000) to establish 
and maintain public . and muni- 
cipal coliseums," . approved June 
27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, 
and to amend the title of said Act. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the 
People of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General As- 
sembly: That Section 1 of an Act 
entitled "An Act to enable cities and 
villages having a population not to 
exceed five hundred thousand 
(500,000) to establish and maintain 
public and municipal coliseums," 
approved June 27, 1913, in force 
July 1, 1913, be and the same is 
hereby amended to read as follows: 

"§1. Be it enacted by the 
People of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General As- 
sembly: That cities and villages 
of this State shall have and are 
hereby given and granted power 
and authority in the manner 
hereinafter provided to establish 
and to maintain public and muni- 
cipal coliseums to be used for 
general educational and amuse- 
ment purposes for the benefit of 
the inhabitants of such cities or 
villages, and ihe city councils of 
such cities, and the board of 
trustees of such villages, for the 
purpose aforesaid, shall have the 
power and authority to levy a tax 
not to exceed three mills on the 
dollar, for the establishment of 
such coliseums, and thereafter 
annually levy a tax not to exceed 
one mill on the dollar, for the 
maintenance thereof, such taxes 
to be levied and collected in like 
manner as other taxes of such 
cities and villages are levied and 
collected for municipal purposes. 
iSuch tax when collected shall be 
turned over and paid to the 
treasurer of such city or village 
and shall be designated and 
known as 'Municipal Coliseum 
Fund,' and such tax shall be in 
addition to all other taxes which 
such city or village now is or 
hereafter may be authorized to 
levy and collect." 



Section 2. That the title to said 

Act be amended to read as follows : 

"An Act to enable cities and 

villages to establish and maintain 

public and municipal coliseums." 



Department of Buildings: Annual 
Report (1916). 

ALSO, 

A report of, the Department of 
Buildings for the year ended De- 
cember 31, 1916, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



CITY CLERK. 



Report of Acceptances and Bonds. 

The City Clerk submitted a re- 
port of acceptances and bonds under 
ordinances, filed in his office and 
not previously reported to the 
Council, which was ordered printed 
in the Journal and 

Placed on file. 

Said report reads as follows: 

Office of the City Clerk, | 
CHICAGO, January 19, 1917.} 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
City Council: 

Gentlemen— In accordance with 
the provisions of the Code, I hereby 
make report of acceptances and 
bonds, filed in this office: 

Edgewater 'Coal Company: Ac- 
ceptance and Bond, ordinance of 
November 6, 1916, switch track; 
filed January 3, 1917. 

Central Trust Co. of Illinois, 
Trustee: Acceptance, ordinance of 
December 13, 1916, as amended 
January 11, 1917, establishing dock 
line on North Brancih of Chicago 
River; filed January 12, 1917. 

A. Finkl & Sons Company: Ac- 
ceptance and Bond, ordinance of 
December 7, 1916, switch track; filed 
January 2, 1917. 



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Rosalie B. Griswold; Acceptance 
and Bond, ordinance of December 
13, 1916, bulkhead; filed January 3, 
1917. 

Elise Kirchheimer; Acceptance 
and Bond, ordinance of November 
6. 1916, switch track; filed January 
5. 1917; also Assignment by Elise 
Kirchheimer of rights under above 
ordinance, to Kirchheimer Broth- 
ers Co. together with bond of lat- 
ter company; filed January 16, 1917. 

Nubian Paint and Varnish Com- 
pany; Acceptance and Bond, ordi- 
nance of December 13, 1916, push- 
car track; filed December 28, 1916. 

Reliance Electric Company; Ac- 
ceptance and Bond, ordinance of 
November 28, 1916, amending ordi- 
nance of February 21, 1916, install 
and maintain wires; filed December 
28, 1916. 

Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) ^ John Siman, 

City Clerk, 



Street Railway in S. Wood St. from 
W. Harrison St. to Polk St.: Front- 
age Consent (Board of County 
Commissioners) . 

ALSO, 

A petition containing the front- 
age consent of the- Board of County 
'i^ommissioners of Cook County for 
:he construction of a street railway 
n and along South Wood street 
Tom West Harrison street to Polk 
{treet, which was 

Referred to the Commissioner of 
^ublic Works for verification. 



Uiieago Subway Arcade and Trac- 
tion Co.: Passenger Subway Sys- 
tem; Deep Water Outer Harbor; 
Warehouse System, Etc. 



ALSO. 



An offer from the Chicago Sub- 
•^ay Arcade and Traction Company 
) finance and construct a compre- 
ensive system of passenger sub- 



ways, two deep-water outer har- 
bors, a boulevard connection by 
means of a bridge across the Chi^ 
c.ago River ("Bridge of the Repub- 
lic"), and a system of warehouses, 
which was, together with three or- 
dinances submitted therewith. 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 



Motion-Picture Films: Censorship. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the Mu- 
tual Film Corporation and others 
urging a change in the method of 
censoring motion-picture films, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
License. 



Contagious Disease Hospital: Sug- 
gestion of Name. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the Chi- 
cago Medical Society recommending 
that the contagious disease hospital 
be called the "Alfred C. Cotton 
Memorial Hospital", which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Health. 



Sundry Claims. 

ALSO, 

Claims of The William J. Burns 
International Detective Agency and 
Continental Secret Service for re- 
funds of license fees, and a peti- 
tion of employes in the Bureau of 
Vital Statistics of the Department 
of Health for reinstatement, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

Report: Concerning "Bar Permits." 

The Clerk presented a report, 
submitted by the City Collector, 



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containing' a list of persons to 
whom special "bar permits" were 
issued since the last preceding 
meeting of the Council, which was 
ordered 
Placed on file. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 



Departmental and Comptroller's 
Estimates: for 1917. 

The Clerk; presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 
the City Comptroller, which was, 
together with the estimates trans- 
mitted therewith, referred to the 
Committee on Finance: 

Department op Finance,) 
Chicago, January 18, 1917.) 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
Aldermen, in City Council As- 
sembled: 

Gentlemen — Pursuant to Sec- 
tion 42 of the Revised Municipal 
Code, I beg to present herewith the 
Departmental and Comptroller's 
Estimates pertaining to the Annual 
Appropriation Bill for the year 
1917. 

The Comptroller's Estimate for 
the Corporate Purposes Fund re- 
stricts the Departmental expendi- 
tures to come within the estimated 
revenue for the current year, ex- 
clusive of the Sanitary District con- 
tract, which is for a permanent im- 
provement and should be paid from 
bond funds. 

The principle of confining ex- 
penditures to current revenues is a 
correct one and should be adhered 
to if the City's credit is to be main- 
tained. The financial difficulties 
confronting the City today are part- 
ly due to excessive appropriations, 
and partly to the natural growth of 
the City and the insufficient rev- 
enue to meet the demand for broad- 
er service. 

The Departmental estimates for 
the year amount to $35,286,526.73. 



The Comptroller has reduced these 
estimates to $26,449,364.09, which 
is $200,000 less than the amount 
expended for Corporate Purposes 
during the year 1916. In allotting 
the Corporate revenues, special ef- 
fort has been made to allow the de- 
partments to continue their present 
organization. It is to be regretted 
that many of the departmental re- 
quests that could not be granted 
were for activities generally recog- 
nized as being necessary to meet a 
public demand. 

In analyzing the Corporate Fund, 
we find that the same causes that 
have tended to increase the cost of 
living have had the same effect 
upon the cost of City service — the 
increase in the union scale of 
wages; the rising cost of material, 
supplies having increased from 20% 
to 100%. 

The revenues of the City are not 
keeping pace with the ever-in- 
creasing demand for broadening the 
scope of the work of nearly every 
branch of the City service, aside 
from the many new activities de- 
manded which ' were not even 
thought of a few years ago : main- 
tenance of the juvenile court, work- 
men's compensation. Municipal Em- 
ployes Pension Fund, public ser- 
vice, school and district nurses, 
committees and commissions, and 
others too numerous to mention. 

The added expense to the Corpor- 
ate Fund for the operation and 
maintenance of new Municipal pro- 
jects is another important factor. 
Municipal Pier, bathing beaches, 
playgrounds, hospitals, boulevard 
link, police stations, fire engine 
houses, extension of municipal 
lighting system and street widen- 
ing — the original cost of which is 
paid from bond issues — will add at 
least $500,000 a year to the ordi- 
nary Corporate expense. 

After a careful survey of the sit- 
uation, it appears that the City 
cannot be expected to give adequate 
service, commensurate with the 



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public demand and natural growth 
of the City, unless additional rev- 
enues are provided. While some 
increase may be expected from 
raising miscellaneous licenses and 
the licensing of new lines of busi- 
ness, the amount to be realized will 
be wholly insufficient, and the same 
situation will confront us one year 
hence. 

The City must have a fixed and 
permanent increase in its Corpor- 
ate revenues, and I would therefore 
respectfully suggest the co-opera- 
tion of your Honorably Body in de- 
vising such measures as will give 
the City relief from its present fi- 
nancial difficulties. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 



Financial Condition of City: Month- 
ly Statement (fop November, 
1916). 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was, together with the state- 
ment transmitted therewith, order- 
ed placed on file: 

Department of Finance,") 
Chicago, January 19, 1917. j 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
Aldermen in City Council As- 
sembled: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with 
Section 43, Article 1, Chapter 4, of 
the Revised Municipal Code, I 
transmit herewith statement show- 
ing the financial condition of the* 
City of Chicago for the period end- 
ing November 30, 1916. 
Respectfully, 
(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 



An- 



House of the Good Shepherd 
niial Report (for 1916). 

ALSO, 

The following communication. 



which was, together with the report 
transmitted therewith, ordered 
placed on file: 

Department of Finance,*) 
Chicago, January 16, 1917.J 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
Aldermen in City Council As- 
sembled: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with 
the statutory provisions governing 
the House of the Good Shepherd 
and the Chicago Erring Women's 
Refuge, we beg to submit annual 
report of the expenditures and re- 
ceipts of the House of Good Shep- 
herd for the year ending December 
31, 1916. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 



DEPARTMENT OF GAS AND 
ELECTRICITY. 



Lay-offs of Civil Service Employes 
and Retention of Employes Work- 
ing on Temporary Authority. 

The Clerk presented a communi- 
cation submitted by the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity giving 
a list of Civil Service employes laid 
off subsequently to December 1, 
1916, and of employes retained in 
the service under temporary au- 
thority, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Ser- 
vice. 



DEPARTMENT OF POLICE. 



Criminal Complaints: Monthly Re- 
port (November, 1916). 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the 
General Superintendent of Police, 
which was, together with the report 
'transmitted therewith, ordered 
placed on file: 



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Office of the General Super-^ 
intendent of police, j- 

Chicago, January 10, 1917.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In compliance with 
an order passed by your Honorable 
Body, I transmit herewith report of 
criminal complaints for the month 
of November, 1916, classified ac- 
cording . to the character of the 
complaint and the police precinct. 

Respectfully, 

(Signed) H. F. Schuettler, 

General Superintendent. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
SERVICE. 



Telephone Bureau: Monthly Report 
(for December, 1916). 

The Clerk presented a report of 
the Telephone Bureau, submitted 
by the Commissioner of Public 
Service, for the month of December, 
1916, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
WORKS. 



Lay-offs of Civil Service Employes 
and Retention of Employes Work- 
ing under Temporary Authority. 

The Clerk presented reports, sub- 
mitted by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, giving a list of Civil 
Service employes laid off subse- 
quently to December 1, 1916, and of 
employes working under temporary 
authority who were retained in the 
service, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Schools, Fire, Police and Civil 
Service. 



City Hall and County Building: 

Connection between Buildings 

on 9th Floor. 

ALSO, 

A communication requesting au- 
th-^^rity to permit the Board of 
Commissioners of Cook County to 
make a connection between the City 
Hall and County Building at the 
9th floor, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



Grades: Sundry Streets (Repeal). 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Department op Public Works,] 
Bureau op Sewers, J- 

Chicago, January 17, 1917.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
a proposed ordinance (in duplicate) 
for the repeal of sundry street 
grades in the City of Chicago with 
the recommendation that it be 
passed at the next meeting of the 
City Council. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
(Signed) Wm. R. Matthews, 

Bench and Grade Engineer. 
(Signed) Geo. E. McGrath, 

Supt. Bureau of Sewers. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of the ordinance sub- 
mitted with the foregoing commu- 
nication. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richort, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 



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2881 



Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, 'Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, OToole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing such portions of ordi^ 
nances heretofore passed as es- 
tablish the grades of sundry 
streets in the City of Chicago : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That any and all parts 
of ordinances heretofore pafsed 
which establish the grades of the 
following streets, at the locations 
and at the elevations above Chicago 
City Datum herein indicated, be and 
the same are hereby repealed : 

Elevation 
in feet. 

On South Crawford avenue 
(South 40th avenue), 100 
feet south of West 33rd 

street 12.5 

I On South Crawford avenue 
(South 40th avenue), 500 
feet south of West 33rd 

street 12.5 

On South Crawford avenue 
(South 40th avenue), at the 
River (West Branch of the 
South Branch of the Chicago 
River) 12.5 

On South Kedzie avenue at 
north end of bridge over 
west fork of South Branch 
of Chicago River — 470 feet 
south of north curb of West 
31st street 12. o 

On South Kedzie avenue at 
south end of bridge over 



Elevation 
in feet, 
west fork of South Branch 
of Chicago River — ^^683 feet 
south of north curb of West 

31st street 12.0 

At the intersection of Fill- 
more street and South 

Lawndale avenue 20.2 

At the intersection of Gren- 
shaw street and South 

Lawndale avenue. 19.8 

On Grenshaw street 625 feet 
west of South Central Park 

avenue 20.3 

At the intersection of Prairie 

avenue and 19th street.,. ... 16.0 
On Prairie avenue 430 feet 

north of East 20th street. . . 16.0 
On East 103rd street 660 feet 

east of St. Lawrence avenue 13.8 
On East 103rd street 660 .feet 

west of St. Lawrence avenue 13.8 
On East 103rd street at east 
and west right-of-way lines 
of Illinois Central Railroad 13.4 
On East 103rd street 660 feet 

east of Indiana avenue 14.2 

On Indiana avenue 600 feet 

south of East 100th street. . 15.2 
On Indiana avenue 1000 feet 

south of East 100th street. . 14.5 
On Indiana avenue 1200 feet 

south of East 100th street. . 14.0 
On Garden street at inter- 
section of Morgan street... 14.0 
On Garden street at inter- 
section of Aberdeen street. 14.0 
On Berwyn avenue at the east 
line of right-of-way of Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul 
Railway (Evanston Division) 9.2 
On East 99th street at first 
alley east of South State 

street 15.5 

At the intersection of South 
Kenton avenue (South 46th 
avenue) and West 16th 

street 26.0 

On West 22nd street at east 
right-of-way of Belt Line 
Railway 22.0 



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^ ' Elevation 

in feet. 

At the intersection of South 
Kenneth avenue (South 
44th court) and West 12th 
street 23.25 

At the intersection of South 
Kenton avenue (South 46th 
avenue) and the right-of- 
way of the Baltimore & Ohio 
Chicago Terminal Railroad. 26.6 

At the intersection of West 
Adams street and South 
Kenton avenue (South 46th 
avenue) 23.6 

At the intersection of West . 
Jackson boulevard and 
South Kenton avenue (South 
46th avenue) 26.5 

At the intersection of West 
22nd street and South Kil- 
dare avenue (South 43rd 
avenue) 21.5 

On south curb of West Madi- 
son street 349 feet west of 
Crawford avenue 24.35 

On south curb of West Madi- 
son street 174 feet west of 
Crawford avenue 24.5 

On north curb of West Madi- 
son street 100 feet west of 
Crawford avenue 24.6 

On north curb of West Madi- 
son street 50 feet west of 
Crawford avenue 24.65 

At the intersection of Ogden 
avenue and South Avers 
avenue 1^-2 

On south curb line of West 
22nd street 50 feet east of 
Millard avenue 14.2 

On south curb line of West 
22nd street 75 feet east of 
Millard avenue 14.1 

On north curb of West 12th 
street 58 feet east of South 
Crawford avenue 22.25 

On north curb of West 12th 
street 75 feet east of South 
Crawford avenue 22.25 

On South Avers avenue 306 
feet south of West 19th 
street 17.0 



Elevation 
in feet. 

On South Avers avenue 732 
feet south of West 19th 
street '....17.4 

On South Avers avenue 138 
feet north of northeast cor- 
ner of Ogden avenue and 
South Av^rs avenue 17.0' 

On South Avers avenue 389 
feet north of northeast cor- 
ner of Ogden avenue and 
South Avers avenue 17.0 

On South Spaulciing avenue 
100 feet north of north 
right-of-way line of Chi- 
cago, Burlington & Quincy 
Railroad 14.2 

At the intersection of North 
State street and Beethoven 
place 15.4 

At the intersection of West 
i8th street and South Mil- 
lard avenue 15.5 

At ftie intersection of South 
Kostner avenue and West 
Taylor street 24.0 

On Taylor street at the east 
curb line of South Kildare 
avenue 23.6 

On northwest curb corner of / 
South Kildare avenue and 
Taylor street 23.8 

On Taylor street at west curb 
line of South Kildare avenue 24.4 

On (South 43rd avenue) South 
Kildare avenue at the inter- 
section of Wisconsin Cen- 
tral Railroad 24.4 

At the intersection of East 
75th street and DeSoto 
avenue (Noble court) 8.5 

At the intersection of South 
Chicago avenue and DeSoto 
avenue (Noble court) 8.5 

On Chauncey avenue at east- 
erly line of right-of-way of 
Lake Shore & Michigan 
Southern Railroad. 9.0 

On Chauncey avenue at south 
right-of-way line of Pitts- 
burgh, Fort Wayne & Chi- 
cago Railroad 8.0 



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Elevation 
in feet. 

On West 79th street at west 
right-of-way line of Chi- ^ 
cago. Rock Island & Pacific 
Railway 13.5 

On north line of West 79th 
street 50 feet east of north- 
east corner of Goldsmith 
avenue and West 79th street 
(inside grade) 14.7 

On north line of West 79th 
street 235 feet east of north- 
east corner of Goldsmith 
avenue and West 79th street 
(inside grade) 14.7 

At the intersection of West 
79th street and Wallace 
street 13.5 

On West 79th street at inter- 
section of Chicago & West- 
ern Indiana Railroad.. 14.0 

At the intersection of West 
79th street and Goldsmith 
avenue 13.5 

At the intersection of West 
17th street and South Gamp- 
bell avenue 13.0 

On South Washtenaw avenue 
18 feet south of West 18th 

• street (produced west) 13.0 

On West 18th street at west 
right-of-way line of Balti- 
more & Ohio Railroad 13.0 

On West 18th street at east 

^ right-of-way line of Pitts- 
burgh, Cincinnati, Chicago 
& St. Louis Railroad 13.0 

On West 18th street at inter- 
section of South Campbell . 
avenue 13.0 

On South Spaulding avenue 
100 feet north of right-of- 
way of Chicago, Burlington 
& Quincy Railway 14.2 

At the intersection of South 
Kedzie avenue and West 
20th street 14.25 

At the intersection of Arthing- 
ton street and Clifton Park 
avenue 18.0 

At the intersection of South 



Elevation 
in feet. 
Trumbull avenue and Arth- 
ington street 16.5 

At the intersection of Arthing- 
ton street and Turner avenue 15.5 

At the intersection of Arth- 
ington street and South 
Sawyer avenue 1 5.0 

On Clifton Park avenue at 
north line of right-of-way 
of C. & G. W. Ry. (B. & 0. 
C. T. R. R.) 18.0 

On South St. Louis avenue at 
north line of right-of-way 
of C. & G. W. Ry. (B. & 0. 
G. T. R. R.) 17.5 

On South Trumbull avenue at 
north line of right-of-way 
of C. & G. W. Ry. (B. & 0. 
C. T. R. R.)... 16.5 

On South Homan dvenue at 
north line of righl-of-way 
of C. & G. W. Ry. (B. & 0. 
C. T. R. R.) 16.0 

On Turner avenue at north 
line of right-of-way of C. & 
G. W. Ry. (B. & 0. C. T. R. 
R-) 15.5 

On South Spaulding avenue at 
north line of right-of-way 
of C. & G. W. Ry. (B. & 0. 
C. T, R. R.) 15.5 

On Sawyer avenue at north 
line of right-of-way of C. & 
G. W. Ry. (B. & 0. C. T. R. 
R.) 15.0 

At the intersection of East 
76th street and Greenwood 
avenue 7.0 

On East 76th street 250 feet 
west of west right-of-way 
line of Illinois Central Rail- 
road 7.0 

On East 76th street at west 
curb line of Cary street 7.0 

On East 76th street at west 
right-of-way line of Illinois 
Central Railroad 9.0 

At the intersection of (Chaun- 
cey avenue) Avalon avenue 
and Anthony avenue 6.5 



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Elevation 
in feet. 

At the intersection of South 
Chicago avenue and Ghaun- 
cey avenue 8.5 

On the southwest line of South 
Chicago avenue (produced 
northerly) at a point 327 
feet northwest from the in- 
tersection of the north line 
of East 76th street with the 
southwest line of South Chi- 
cago avenue (regular inside 
grade) 9.0 

On north curh line of West 
12th street 200 feet west of 
southwest corner of South 
Campbell avenue 8.9 

On south curb line of West 
12th street 200 feet west of 
southwest corner of South 
Campbell avenue 9.7 

On south curb line of West 
12th street 325 feet west of 
southwest corner of South 
Campbell avenue 6.8 

On south curb line of West 
12th street 375 feet east of 
South Talman avenue 6.0 

On south curb line of West 
12th street 425 feet east of 
South Talman avenue 6.0 

On south curb line of West 
12th street 335 feet east of 
South Talman avenue 7.2 

On West 12th street 142 feet 
east of South Talman avenue 9.0 

On north curb line of West 
12th street 115 feet east of 
South Talman avenue 9.0 

On the south curb line of West 
12th street 115 feet east of 
South Talman avenue 9.3 

On north curb line of West 
12th street at west line of 
South Rockwell street pro- 
duced across West 12th 
street (subway curb) 8.5 

On South Rockwell street at 
south curb line of West 12th 
street (subway curb) 5.7 

On Washburnc avenue at in- 
tersection of South Campbell 



Elevation 
in feet, 

avenue, foot of slope to Og- 
den Avenue Boulevard via- 
duct 13.0 

At the intersection of West 
12th street and South Rock- 
well street 13.2 

On South Central Park avenue 
at north and south right-of- 
way lines of C. & G. W. Ry. 
" (B. & 0. C. T. R. R.) 19.0 

On South Homan avenue at 
south right-of-way line of 
C. & G. W. Ry. (B. & 0. C. 
T. R. R.) 16.0 

On South Spaulding avenue at 
south right-of-way line of 
C. & G. W. Ry. (B. & 0. C. 
T. R. R.) 15.5 

At the intersection of South 
Trumbull avenue and West 
Jackson boulevard 19.3 

At the intersection of South 
Troy street and West 20th 
street : 13.0 

On South Sacramento boule- 

' vard 139 feet north of Fill- 
more street 13.5 

On South Albany avenue at 
north line of Colorado ave- 
nue •. 17.6 

On South Rockwell street, 450 
feet north of the northwest 
corner of Ogden avenue and 
South Rockwell street 13.3 

On South Rockwell street 142 
feet north of the northwest 
corner of Ogden avenue and 
South Rockwell street 13.1 

At the intersection of South 
Campbell avenue and West 
15th street 13.0 - 

At the intersection of South 
Campbell avenue and West 
15th place 13.0 

At the intersection of South 
Campbell avenue and West 
16th street 13.0 

At the intersection of West 
15th street and Maplewood 
avenue 13.0 



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Elevation 
in feet. 

At the intersection of West 
13th street and South West- 
ern avenue 13.0 

On South Western avenue at 
north and south right-of- 
way lines of the G. & C. & 
N. W. R. R 11.0 

On South Western avenue 65 
feet north of the north 
right-of-way line of the G. 

. T. T. Ry 9.6 

Section 2. That this ordinance 
shall be in force from and after its 
passage. 



DEPARTMENT FOR INSPECTION 

OF STEAM BOILERS AND 

STEAM PLANTS. 



Annual Report: for 1916. 

The Clerk presented a report, 
submitted by the Chief Inspector of 
Steam Boilers and Steam Plants, for 
the year ended December 31, 1916, 
which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 



Appropriations: Medill Higli School. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by the 
Board of Education, which was re- 
ferred to the Committe on Schools, 
Fire, Police and Civil Service : 

Board of Education,] 
Chicago, January 13, 1917.| 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and the 
Aldermen of the City of Chicago 
in City Council Assembled: 
Gentlemen : 

The Board of Education of the 
City of Chicago hereby requests the 
City Council to concur in a pre- 
liminary appropriation of $10,- 
000.00 for the erection of additions 
to the Medill High School, 14th 



place near Throop street, to contain 
Assembly Hall, Gymnasium, Swim- 
ming Pool, Laboratories, Class 
Rooms, Lunch Room, Library, 
Drawing Rooms, etc., also the re- 
modeling of the old building to pro- 
vide for three Study Halls, two 
rooms for Applied Arts, Music Room, 
Household Science Rooms and rooms 
for Bookkeeping, Typewriting, Of- 
fices, etc. 

Such action was taken by the 
Board of Education at its adjourned 
regular meeting held January 10, 
1917. 

A certified copy of the report ac- 
companies this communication. 

Respectfully, 
Board of Education of the City 

OF Chicago, 
(Signed) . By Jacob M. Loeb, 

President. 
Attest : 
(Signed) Lewis E. Larson, 

Secretary. 



MUNICIPAL TUBERCULOSIS 
SANITARIUM. 



Financial Statement: for November, 
1916. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the 
Board of Directors of the Municipal 
Tuberculosis Sanitarium, which 
was, together with the statement 
transmitted therewith, ordered plac- 
ed on file : 

Chicago, December 27, 1916. 
Honorable William Hale Thompson, 

Mayor, and Members of the City 

Council, Chicago: 

Dear Sirs — We are sending you 
enclosed herewith the financial 
statement of the Municipal Tuber- 
culosis Sanitarium for the month of 
November, 1916. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) C. P. Caldwell, 

President, Board of Directors. 
(Signed) John Dill Robertson, 

Secretary, Board of Directors. 



2886 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



January 19, 1917. ' 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVE- 
MENTS. 



Assessment Rolls. 

The Clerk presented a list, sub- 
mitted by the Board of Local Im- 
provements, of assessment rolls filed 
in the County Court January 15, for 
final hearing February 1, 1917, 
which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



Finance. 



Depositaries of the City's Funds: 
» Acceptance of Bid and Approval 
of Bonds of Phillip State Bank of 
Chicago. 

The Committee on Finance sub- 
mitted a report recommending the 
passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith, authorizing acceptance 
of bid of the Phillip State Bank of 
Chicago as a depositary of the City's 
funds for 1917. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, MtcCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
CuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smitb, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, ' Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Qi'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 



ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comp- 
troller be and he is hereby author- 
ized to accept the bid of the Phillip 
State Bank of Chicago to act as de- 
positary for city funds, subject to 
the conditions, limitations and 
terms set forth in the advertise- 
ment for bids for payment of inter- 
est on city deposits and subject to 
the right of the City Council to re- 
advertise for bids under an ordi- 
nance heretofore passed by the City 
Council of the City of Chicago and 
now in full force an'd effect. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and 
after its passage. 



The Clerk presented bonds of the 
Phillip State Bank of Chicago as a 
depositary of the City's funds, with 
The Aetna Accident and Liability 
Company and the American Surety 
Company of New York, respectively, 
as sureties, each in the penal sum 
of $60,000.00. 

Aid. Richert moved to approve 
said bonds. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Norris, 
Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, 
Doyle, McCormick, Nance, Merriam, 
Kimball, Tyden, Cross, Vanderbilt, 
Block, Klaus, McNichols, Cullerton, 
Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, Ander- 
son, Home, Smith, Utpatel, Rodri- 
guez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Murray, Healy, Powers, Bowler, 
Miller, Franz, Geiger, Ellison, 
Bauler, Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, 
Capitain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, 
Watson, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
Wm. J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, 
Pegram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Mi- 



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REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



2887 



chaelson, Blaha, Toman, 
Thos. J. Lynch— 62. 
Nays — None. 



Janke, 



Bureau of Engineering: Pureliase of 
Directograph Recorder. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage of 
an order submitted therewith, au- 
thorizing the purchase of a direct- 
ograph recorder for the Bureau of 
Engineering. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
der was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas—Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, M'cCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilf^ Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, OToole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Ljmch— 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Business Agent 
be and he is hereby authorized to 
accept the proposal of the Munic- 
ipal Supply Company to furnish 
one new directograph recorder to 
replace defective instrument now 
out of service at the price of five 
hundred seventy-five ($575.00) dol- 
lars, and to take at an allowance of 
$200.00 the old instrument owned 
by the city and now located at the 
Chicago Avenue Pumping Station, 
the expense of this purchase to be 



charged to appropriations hereafter 
to be made from the Water Fund 
for the Bureau of Engineering. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase of 
Liquid Chlorine. 

ALSO, 

The isame committee submitted a 
Report recommending the passage 
of an order submitted therewith, 
authorizing a contract for the pur- 
chase of liquid chlorine for the 
Bureau of Engineering. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McCormick, Nancie, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Midhaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized to enter into contract 
with the Electro Bleaching Gas 
Company, a corporation, for fur- 
nishing and delivering approxi- 
mately 384,000 pounds of liquid 
chlorine for the use of the Bureau 
of Engineering, in accordance with 
their proposal of November 17, 
1916, and in accordance with spec- 
ifications on file in the Department 
of Public Works, payment for same 



2888 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 19, 1917. 



to be made from various appropria- 
tions of the Bureau of Engineering, 
to be made in the annual appro- 
priation bill for the year 1917. 



Fire Department: Purchase of Hay 
and Horse Feed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage 
of an order submitted therewith, 
authorizing a contract for purchase 
of hay and ;horse feed for use of 
the Fire Department. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, MiCiGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
GuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, ^nadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed. 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal 
be and he is hereby authorized to 
enter into contract with T. W. 
Keelin & Gompany for the. purchase 
of hay and horse feed for use of the 
Fire Department for the months of 
January, February and March, 1917, 
said firm being the lowest respon- 
sible bidders, payment for said 
supplies to be made from appro- 
priations hereafter to be made for 



the year 1917 for the Fire Depart- 
ment. 



Department of Police: Purchase of 
Sundry Supplies. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a. 
report recommending the passage of 
an order submitted therewith, au- 
thorizing contracts for the purchase 
of beef stew and corned beef for the 
Department of Police. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. ( 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, MicGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
GuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, 0''Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. L 
Lyncih — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the General Sup- 
erintendent of Police be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance 
with his request of January 16, 
1917, attached hereto, to enter into 
contract with Irwin Brothers, the 
lowest bidder, for beef stew and 
corned beef for the year 1917, ex- 
pense of same to be charged to ap- 
propriations to (be made for the 
year 1917 for the Department of 
Police. 



January 19, 191' 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



2889 



Department of Police: Purchase of 
Sundry Supplies. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage of 
an order submitted therewith, -au- 
thorizing contracts for hay, oats, 
straw and shavings for the Depart- 
ment of Police. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, M'cCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, OToole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the General Sup- 
erintendent of Police be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance 
with his recommendations attached 
hereto, to enter into contract with 
the William Wittman Company, 
the lowest bidder, for delivery" of 
hay, oats and straw for the months 
of January, February and March, 
1917, and to enter into contract with 
The Shavings & Sawdust Company, 
being the To west bidder, for fur- 
nishing shavings to the Department 
of Police for the year ending De- 
cember 31, 1917. 



Outstanding Special Assessment 

Vouchers and Bonds: Provision 

for Retirement. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage 
of an ordinance submitted there- 
with, authorizing the use of certain 
moneys for retiring outstanding 
special assessment vouchers and 
bonds. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, MicGormick, Nance, 
Merriam,, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Horn©, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, /Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, 0''Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lync(h— 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed : 

Whereas, It is necessary at once, 
and before the passage of the An- 
nual Appropriation Bill for the year 
1917, in order to prevent default in 
the payment of special assessment 
obligations to make good deficien- 
cies in special assessment warrants 
caused by the withdrawal from col- 
lection of sundry special assess- 
ments because of defaults in pay- 
ment, the amount of such with- 
drawals (being approximately two 
hundred forty thousand dollars 
($240,000.00); and. 



2890 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January .19, 1917. 



Whereas, There is now accrued 
interest to the credit of the Special 
Assessment Fund Undistributed in 
the sum of one hundred thirty 
thousand, six hundred seventy-four 
dollars and sixty-seven cents 
($130,674.67) which is available for 
this purpose in case a proper ordi- 
nance of the City Council authorizes 
its use; and. 

Whereas, An additional sum of 
approximately fifty thousand dol- 
lars ($50,000.00) may be required 
in order to meet the deficiencies 
aforesaid; therefore. 

Be it ordained, by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comp- 
troller and City Treasurer be and 
they are hereby authorized and di- 
rected to expend the balance of the 
accrued interest now standing to the 
credit of the Special Assessment 
Fund Undistributed amounting to 
one hundred thirty thousand, six 
hundred seventy-four dollars and 
sixty-seven cents ($130,674.67), or 
so much of the same as may be 
available, the same having been 
derived from special assessments, 
and the further sum of fifty thou- 
sand dollars ($50,000.00) to be 
taken out of the general corporate 
fund, or so much of same as may 
be necessary, to be used in retiring 
outstanding special assessment 
vouchers and bonds that may he 
delinquent and to make good de- 
ficiencies in special assessment 
warrants reported by the County 
Collector caused by the withdrawal 
from collection of sundry special 
assessments because of defaults in 
payment, the same being delinquent 
by reason of a deficiency in the 
fund out of which the same are to 
be paid; the said moneys so used 
to be charged to an appropriation 
hereafter to be made for said, pur- 
pose in the Annual Appropriation 
Bill for the fiscal year 1917 when 
passed by the City Council. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and approval. 



Standard Oil Co.: Payment for De- 
gpeasing Naphtha. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage 
of an order submitted therewith, 
authorizing payment of bill' of the 
Standard Oil Company for degreas- 
ing naphtha furnished to the mu- 
nicipal reduction plant. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said-order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, M<c.Gormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, . Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Whi. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. « 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized to pay the bill of the 
Standard Oil Company of two hun- 
dred ninety-two and fifty one- 
hundredths ($292.50) dollars, being 
the difference on naphtha delivered 
to the Municipal Reduction Plant, 
and the Comptroller is authorized 
to charge same to expense of op- 
eration of the Municipal Reduction 
Plant. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 



January 19, 1917. 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



2891 



motion of Aid. Riohert, deferred and 

j ordered published: 

j Chicago, January 19, 1917. 

' Ito the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
' ' City of Chicago in City Council 
[ Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of Gas 
and Electricity in re contract for 
furnishing and delivering incandes- 
cent lamps, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
an ordinance submitted herewith 
an ordinance authorizing the Com- 
missioner of Gas and Electricity to 
contract for, furnish and deliver in- 
candescent lamps for 1917) [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 675]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
(notion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: ^ 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
jon from the Superintendent of the 
Souse of Correction in re certifi- 
jate for handling explosives, hav- 
ng had the same under advisement, 
)eg leave to report and recommend 
he passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That a certificate of fit- 
less be issued, without the charge 
f any fees, to James Shannon, Su- 
)ervisor of Stone Quarry at the 
louse of Correction, to handle ex- 
ilosives and a permit be issued 
*^ithout charge for the storage of 
xplosives at the House of Correc- 
ion, in accordance with the request 



of the Superintendent of the House 
of Correction attached hereto. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred matter of Irish- 
American Relief Association Tag 
Day, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That March 17, 1917, be 
and is hereby set for a Tag Day for 
the Irish -American Relief Associa- 
tion, and the General Superinten- 
dent of Police and the Commission- 
er of Public Works are hereby di- 
rected to issue the necessary per- 
mits for that day. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the General Superinten- 
dent of Police in re amount due 
Township of Stickney for furni- 
ture, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 



2892 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



January 19, 1917, 



Ordered, That the General Super- 
intendent of Police be and he is 
hereby authorized to allow the 
charge of the Township of Stick- 
ney of three hundred thirty-four 
and seventy-five one-hundredths 
($334.75) dollars for furniture 
taken from the Town Hall at the 
time of the annexation of the Vil- 
large of Clearing and the Comptrol- 
ler is ordered to charge same to ex- 
pense of the Police Department for 
the year 1917. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 



Local Transportation. 

The Committee on Local Trans- 
portation submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Capitain, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, January 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, to whom was referred 
(December 20, 1916, page 2614) a 
communication from the County 
Judge asking that provision be 
made for special street railway ser- 
vice to transport patients from the 
Psychopathic Hospital to the state 
institutions at Dunning, Elgin and 
Kankakee, having had the same un- 
der" advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the 
accompanying ordinance authorizing 
the Chicago Railways Company to 
construct a track in Wood street 
from Harrison street to Polk street 
to be used in affording this service 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
676]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. -Capitain, 

Chairman. 



Gas, Oil and Ele/ctric Light. 

The Committee on Gas, Oil and. 
Electric Light submitted the follow- 
ing report: 

Chicago, January 18, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil an4 
Electric Light, to whom were re- 
ferred 

(November 27, 1916, page 2176) 
a report of gas- quality tests con 
ducted by the Department of Pub- 
lic Service during the month of 
October, 1916; and 

(December 13, 19^16, page 2443) 
a report of gas-qviality tests con 
ducted by the Department of Pub- 
lic Service during the month of 
November, 1916. 
having had the same under advise 
ment, beg leave to report and rec 
ommend that said reports be refer 
red to the Corporation Counsel for 
the institution of suits for all viola^ 
tions of the gas-standard ordinance 
indicated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) L. D. Sitts, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration Oif said report. 

Aid. Sitts moved to concur in said 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
a report as follows: 



Chicago, January 18, 191 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil an< 
Electric Light, to whom were re- 
ferred 

(November 27, 1916, page 2176) 

a report of the Telephone Bureau 



January 19, 1917. 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



2893 



of Wie Department of Public Ser- 
vice for the month of October, 
1916; 

(December 28, 1916, page 2659) 
a resolution favoring the reten- 
tion and extension of the present 
pneumatic tube service for the 
handling of mail in the City of 
Chicago: 

(December 20, 1916, page 2553) 
a communication from the Wo- 
man's City Club of Chicago, ur- 
ging passage of ordinance declar- 
ing a forfeiture of the telephone 
franchise and property of the 
Chicago Tunnel Company, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that said matters be placed 
on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) L. D. Sitts, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given 
for consideration of said report. 

Aid. Sitts moved to concur in said 
report. 
The motion prevailed. 



Local Industries. 

The Committee on Local Indus- 
tries submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 
deferred and ordered published: 

CHICAGO, December 19, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Indus- 
tries, to whom was referred (No- 
vember 27, 1916, page 2249) an or- 
dinance providing for the vacation 
of part of an alley in the block 
bounded by Cherry street, West 
Division street and North iBranch 
street, in Equitable Trust Go.'s 
Subdivision in Block 77, Elston's 
Addition to Chicago, Sections 4 and 
5-39-14 (I. Horween & Co., bene- 
ficiary) , having had the same under 



advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said or- 
dinance with compensation of 
$2,760.80, as fixed by your Commit- 
tee on Compensation [ordinance 
printed in Pamphlet No. 677]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Fisher, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, December 12, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Indus- 
tries, to whom was referred (No- 
vember 6, 1916, page 2133) an or- 
dinance providing for the vacation 
of the north-and-south alley and 
part of the east-and-west alley in 
the block bounded by Diversey 
Boulevard, George street, Lincoln 
street and C. & N. W. R. R., in Will- 
iam Deering's Diversey Avenue 
Subdivision, N. E. %, Section 30^ 
40-14 (Stewart-Warnej^ Speedo- 
meter Corporation, beneficiary) , 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the ac- 
companying substitute ordinance 
with compensation of $134.40 per 
annum, as fi:ted by your Committee 
on Compensation [ordinance printed 
in Pamphlet No. 677]. 

Respectfully suibmitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Fisher, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, July 7, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Indus- 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 19, 1917, 



tries, to whom was referred (A^ril 
26, 1916, page 33) an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of part 
of Bross avenue, between South 
Artesian avenue aild the right of 
way of the Union Stock Yard and 
Transit Company of Chicago, and 
part of South Artesian avenue, be- 
tween Bross avenue and West 34th 
street, and .also an alley in the 
block bounded by South Artesian 
avenue, Bross avenue, South Gamp- 
(biell avenue and West 34th street, 
in S. J. Walker's Subdivision, N. 
W. 1/4, Section 36-39-13 (Union 
Stock Yard and Transit Company, 
beneficiary), having had the same 
under advisement, heg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
said ordinance with compensation 
of $7,625.46, as fixed by your Com- 
mittee on Compensation [ordinance 
printed in Pamphlet No. 677]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Fisher, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Indus- 
tries, who have under consideration 
the matter of investigating en- 
croachments by railroads and others 
on public streets and alleys and the 
surveying operations with reference 
thereto, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that the accompanying 
resolution be adopted and that the 
attached report prepared by the 
Bureau of Surveys be published in 
the Journal and placed on file : 

Whereas, Pursuant to orders 
passed by the City Council an in- 
vestigation is now being made by 
the Committee on Local Industries 
as to encroachments on public 
lands, and streets and alleys of the 



City of Chicago by various railroads 
and other corporations and by in- 
dividuals; and, 

Whereas, By a report presented 
to the City Council, this day, it ap- 
pears that numerous streets and 
alleys of the City of Chicago have 
been encroached upon and are now 
being used by said railroads and 
other corporations and by indi- 
viduals without the said corpora- 
tions and individuals paying to said 
City of Chicago any compensation 
for such unlawful and illegal use; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved by the City Council oj 
the City of Chicago, That the Cor- 
poration Counsel of the City of Chi- 
cago be and he is hereby directed 
to institute such legal proceedings 
as he may deem necessary or propei 
against all railroad corporations 
and other corporations and indi- 
viduals to determine the rights oJ 
the City of Chicago in and to sucl 
streets, alleys and other public 
property and to compel said rail- 
road corporations and other cor- 
porations and individuals to desisi 
from such unlawful and illegal us( 
of said streets, alleys and othei 
public property, or to pay to saic 
City of Chicago adequate compensa- 
tion for the use of the same. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman 

The following is the report rec 
ommended for publication in th( 
foregoing report: 

(Copy) 
January 1, 1917. 

Hon. Albert J. Fisher, Chairman 
Committee on Local Industries: 
Dear Sir — In compliance witlj 
your request, I herewith submit { 
report of the results obtained b: 
making surveys of railroad righti 
of way in the City of Chicago dur 
ing the years 1913 to 1916, in 
elusive. 

Previous reports to your com 
mittee pertaining*' to railroad sur 



January 19, 1917. 



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2895 



veys were made at the end of the 
years 1913, 1914 and 1915, and pub- 
lished in Council Proceedings of 
December 29, 1913, February 8, 
1915, and December 20, 1915. 

The report shows the amounts 
actually received as compensation 
or rental, the lands recovered, en- 
croachments upon streets and alleys 
wherein settlements are pending, 
lands dedicated for public use in 
settlement of controversy, and lands 
offered by dedication for public use. 

In addition to the direct results 
shown by the table attached hereto, 
the city, as a result of the surveys, 
possesses valuable maps, data and 
records which are constantly being 
referred to by other departments. 

A -brief description of each item 
shown in the table appended is 
given herewith. 

YOurs very truly, 
(Signed) T. C Phillips, 

Engineer of Surveys. 
Approved : 
(Signed) Jno. D. Riley, 

Superintendent of Maps., 
Approved : 

(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



To the Committee on Local Indus- 
tries: 

Gentlemen : 

1. 

$54,270.12 was paid to tlie city 
by the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railroad Company for vacating cer- 
tain streets and alleys found by 
survey to be principally occupied 
by railroad tracks. The vacations 
amounted to 90,067 square feet and 
dedications for an alley amounted 
to 4,000 square feet. 

See Council Proceedings of May 
26, 1913, page 654. 

2. 

Subsequent to a survey of the 
original alley in the block bounded 
by W. Washington street, W. Madi- 



son street, N. Market street and E. 
Water street; occupancy by Wm. V. 
Keeley and the Commonwealth Edi- 
son Company. The City Council 
upon passage of an ordinance se- 
cured $40,000.00 compensation. 

See Council Proceedings of July 
7, 1913, page 1335. 



Survey of the occupancy of prop- 
erty by the Chicago House Wreck- 
ing Company adjusted by the City 
Council by compensation amounting 
to $10,908.04. 

See Council Proceedings of March 
19, 1914, page 4334. 



$3,953.75 per annum is paid by 
the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railroad Company as compensation 
for use of public alley and . for 
switch tracks across Plymouth 
court and Taylor street — $1,812.14 
payment for balance of year 1915. 

See Council Proceedings of July 
15, 1915, page 1406. 

In above ordinance a section was 
included which specifically related 
to the occupancy of the streets and 
alleys referred to in report in 
Council Proceedings of February 8, 
1915, as follows: 

"Section 13. That inasmuch as a 
controversy exists between the rail- 
road company and the city concern- 
ing the construction of certain pro- 
visions of the track elevation ordi- 
nance of April 5, 1911 * * * 
without either the city or the rail- 
road company conceding anything 
as to the construction of said ordi- 
nance, the railroad company by the 
acceptance of this ordinance agrees 
that it will at no time and in no 
way make any claim that under the 
terms of said ordinance of April 5, 
1911, aforesaid, any street, alleys or 
highways are or will be vacated to 
any greater or further extent than 
is shown by yellow coloring on the 
plats hereunto attached and marked 
'Exhibit 1' and 'Exhibit 2\ respec- 
tively, and made a part of this or- 



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REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



January 19, 1917. 



dinance, which property shown by 
yellow coloring on said plats is 
more particularly described as fol- 
lows" 

5, 6, 7 and 8. 

These items were portions of 
streets and alleys fenced in and oc- 
cupied by the Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railroad Company. The 
fences were removed and the land 
restored as streets and alleys. 

The following are areas and esti- 
mated values of above items : 
Square 

Feet. Value. 
Torrence avenue, 

from 118th street 

to 120th street.. 42,800, $5,000.00 
E. 100th street.... 1,122 112.20 
E. 134th street and 

,alley north 2,924 292.40 

N(!)rth and south al- 
ley between 55th 

and 56th streets. 10,102 1,010.00 



56,948 $6,414.60 



9. 



A detailed report of the survey 
of the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railroad south of 87th street was 
published in Council Proceedings 
of February 8th, 1915. The area of 
the streets and alleys found by sur- 
vey occupied by the railroad com- 
pany amounted to 931,618 square 
feet. Deducting 43,922 square feet, 
recovered as above set forth, leaves 
887,696 square feet in controversy. 

10. 

S. Canal street, from W. 49th 
street to W. 53rd street, is being 
slowly filled by the Pittsburgh, Fort 
Wayne and Chicago Railroad from 
the east, and the Chicago and West- 
ern Indiana Railroad from the west. 
This street is now closed to the 
public. There are iron posts on the 
south line of 51st street, across 
Canal street.. 

The area of S. Canal street from 
W. 49th street to W. 53rd street, 
is 165,660 square feet, value esti- 
mated at $82,830.00. 



11. 

Portions of Rees street, Eastman 
street, Blackhawk street and Hook- 
er street, and alleys in blocks 49, 
52, 54, 64 and 65, all in Goose 
Island, north of W. Division street, 
were found by survey in 1913 to 
be occupied apparently without au- 
thority. 

The area amounted to 272,304 
square feet, value, $136,152.00. This 
matter is as yet unsettled. 

12. 

The Chicago and Western Indi- 
ana Railroad Company are occupy- 
ing Grove street, from 19th street 
to Stewart avenue, with one track 
part of this distance and two tracks 
the remainder of the way. The area 
of this encroachment amounts to 
13,660 square feet, value, $27,- 
320.00. 

Tracks in Grove street were origi- 
nally laid under an ordinance passed 
January 5th, 1857, in favor of the 
Joliet and Chicago Railroad Com- 
.pany. The permission was limited 
to two tracks which shall occupy 
not to exceed 24 feet of the street. 
A condition of that ordinance pro- 
vided : 

"1st. That said company shall 
plank, pave or macadamize the 
whole surface of said street between 
the points indicated above (16th 
street to 21st street), and forever 
maintain such planking, paving or 
macadamizing in good order and 
condition." 

All of Grove street, from 16th 
street to 21st street, is now occu- 
pied by railroads, and it is entirely 
closed to the public. 
13. 

The Santa Fe Railroad Company 
occupies 5.56 acres of streets and 
alleys in the vicinity of Purple 
street and 21st street. A survey 
of the Santa Fe Railroad right of, 
way in the city developed the fact 
that a large proportion of this area 
was occupied without authority. The 
Santa Fe Railroad Company desires 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2897 



an ordinance for a fruit terminal- 
upon this site and have stated their . 
willingness to pay the city for the 
vacation of these streets and al- 
leys. 

14. 

The Santa Fe Railroad Company 
desires the vacation of certain 
streets and alleys in Manchester, 
located between their right of way 
and the Illinois and Michigan Canal, 
and between Western avenue and 
Rockwell street. The elevated em- 
bankment of their right of way in 
thia locality crosses certain streets 
and alleys in Manchester, closing 
same to the public. In order to 
reconcile all interests concerned, a 
vacation of not only the streets and 
alleys south of the Santa Fe right 
of way, but also streets and alleys 
occupied by the right of way em- 
bankment was recommended. 

The area involved amounted to 
49,556 square feet, valued at $15,- 
000.00. 

15. 

The Illinois Central Railroad Com- 
pany illegally occupies a portion of 
Indiana avenue at 121st street, by 
an embankment and fences closing 
this street to the public. Cross- 
ing this street at this point with 
tracks has not been authorized. The 
area occupied amounts to 8,000 
square feet, and is valued at $800. 
The opening of Indiana avenue at 
this point is recommended. 

16. 

The Chicago and Western Indi- 
ana Railroad Company illegally oc- 
cupies streets and alleys west of 
and adjoining their right of way 
between 41st street and 42nd street. 
The area involved amounts to 18,- 
090 square feet, valued at $13,- 
000.00. 

17. 

The Illinois Central Railroad 
right of way in Manchester crosses 
certain streets and alleys with an 
embankment, closing same to the 



public. The area of streets and 
alleys occupied amounts to 19,173 
square feet, valued at $3,643.00. 

The Illinois Central Railroad 
right of way in this locality ad- 
joins and runs north of and par- 
allel to the Santa Fe right of way. 

The Illinois Central Railroad 
have no track elevation ordinance 
or other authority for closing these 
streets. 

18. 

The Illinois Central Railroad is 
not the fee owner or riparian owner 
of South Water street or Lake 
street, and we are unable to find 
any legal authority for its occu- 
pation of the made lands, com- 
prising the extension of these 
streets into Lake Michigan, as orig- 
inally recorded. 

The area of the made lands, by 
virtue of the extension of these 
two streets beyond the original 
shore line of Lake Michigan, 
amounts to 243,302 square feet. The 
value of this land from records of 
testimony by experts is now con- 
siderably over $30.00 per square 
foot. 

19. 

The Illinois Central Railroad 
is illegally occupying by railroad 
tracks, comprising their Fordham 
Yards, portions of E. 87th street 
and also portions of streets at 91st 
street and Drexel avenue. 

The area illegally occupied 
amounts to 42,075 square feet, 
valued at $4,200.00. 

20. 

See Council Proceedings of March 
2nd, 1914, Section 8, pages 4193, 
4194 and 4195. 

West 71st street was shown by 
the survey of the Chicago and 
Western Indiana Railroad to be 
largely occupied by the tracks of 
said company. 

A new yard lay-out and proposed 
improvements made it desirable for 
the Chicago and Western Indiana 



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REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



Railroad to secure the vacation of 
West 71st street, from Crawford 
avenue to Cicero avenue. 

Subsequently an ordinance was 
passed on March 2nd, 1916, wherein 
the city vacated streets and alleys, 
amounting to 373,475 square feet. 
West 71st street, as mentioned, con- 
stituted 94 per cent of the streets 
and alleys vacated. 

In lieu of the vacations, the city 
received the dedication of West 
67th street and West 75th street 
from Crawford avenue to Cicero 
avenue, and also a portion of West 
59th street and certain alleys in 
all amounting to 721,326 square feet. 
The Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railroad further agreed to pave 
those portions of 59th street, 67th 
street and 75th street, which were 
opened by dedication. The paving 
amounted to 2^/4 miles in length of 
streets. The Western Indiana Rail- 
road further agreed to build via- 
ducts at South Crawford avenue and 
South Cicero avenue. 

West 71st street, as mentioned 
was claimed by the Western Indi- 
ana Railroad and portions of this 
street were already fenced in and 
occupied by trackage. The survey 
developed the fact that this street 
was an old highway in which the 
railroad had no title. 

21. 

The Santa Fe Railroad dedicated 
streets and alleys in Canalport, in 
lieu of a settlement of the claims 
by the city. The dedication 
amounted to 232;00O square feet, 
valued at $58,000.00. 



January 19, 1917. 



22. 



The Santa Fe Railroad granted 
an easement in Robey street, in lieu 
of a settlement of claims by the city 
pertaining to Canalport. The open- 
ing of Robey street across the 
Drainage Canal is pending, and the 
value of a subway or viaduct ease- 
ment in the event such easement is 
desired will be considerable. 

23. 

The Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railroad dedicated East 103rd street 
across their right of way for a dis- 
tance of 1,435 feet. The area dedi- 
cated amounted to 143,500 square 
feet valued at $10,000. 

24. 

The Santa Fe Railroad agreed to 
dedicate West 38th street, extended 
west to Central Park avenue, across 
their Corwith Yards. The area of 
street to be dedicated amounts to 
88,000' square feet, valued at $10,- 
000.00. 

25. 

The Santa Fe Railroad agreed to 
dedicate West 47'th street, from 
Central Park Avenue to Hamlin Av- 
enue. The area amounts to 61,500 
square feet, valued at $12,300.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) 

James H. Lawley, 
Lewis D. Sitts, 
_ Edward F. Cullerton, 
Sub -committee on Reclamation. 



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REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



January 19, 1917. 



Judiciary. 

The Committee on Judiciary sub- 
mitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Kerner, de- 
ferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 17, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was rlefel:'red (December 28, 
1916, page 2699) a Bill for an Act 
to prohibit fortune-telling and oth- 
er practices whereby money is ob- 
tained on the pretense of the exer- 
cise of occult powers, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that 
said Bill be submitted to the Gen- 
eral Assembly of the State of Illi- 
nois with the request that it be en- 
acted into law [Bill printed in 
Pamphlet No. 678]. 

Respectfully isubmitted, 
(Signed) Otto Kerner, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Kerner, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 17, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

'* Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred (June 12, 1916, 
page 651) an order for proper legis- 
lation to provide for a non-partisan 
method of electing judges of the 
Municipal Court of Chicago, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that 
the Bill herewith submitted be sub- 
mitted to the General Assembly of 
the State of Illinois with the re- 
quest that it be enacted into law 
[Bill printed in Pamphlet No. 678]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Otto Kerner, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report which was, on 
motion of Aid. Kerner, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, January 17, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred (May 8, 1916, 
page 134) a resolution requesting 
the passage by the General Assem- 
bly of Illinois of an Act providing 
for the creation of residential dis- 
tricts, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that the Bill herewith 
submitted be submitted to the Gen- 
eral Assembly of the State of Illi- 
nois with the request that it be en- 
acted into law [Bill printed in 
Pamphlet No. 678]. 

Your committee further submits 
herewith a brief on the subject of 
said Bill and recommends that 1,000 
copies of said Bill and brief be 
printed in pamphlet form, the nec- 
essary funds to be furnished by the 
Committee on Finance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Otto Kerner, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Kerner, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 17, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred (May 8, 1916, 
page 134) a resolution requesting 
the passage by the General Assem- 
bly of Illinois of an Act providing 
for non-partisan municipal elec- 
tions, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to submit 
herewith a Bill for an Act provid- 



January 19, 1917. 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



2901 



ing for such elections [Bill printed 
in Pamphlet No. 679]. 

Your committee is unable to 
make a recommendation relative 
to said Bill, as the vote had in the 
committee on the motion to recom- 
mend that said Bill be submitted to 
the General Assembly for enact- 
ment into law, resulted in a tie. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Otto Kerner, 

Chairman. 



Streets and Alleys. 

The Committee on Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following re- 
port^ which was, on motion of Aid. 
Healy, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, November 22, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(October '10, 1916, page 1738) an 
ordinance granting permission and 
authority to A. P. Callahan & Co. to 
maintain and use a bulkhead or 
loading platform in South La Salle 
street, at the northeast corner of 
West 25th street, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of said ordinance with com- 
pensation of $142.80, as fixed by 
your Committee on Compensation 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
680]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, December 20, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 



Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(December 20, 1916, page 2611) an 
ordinance granting permission and 
authority to Griswold & Walker, 
Inc., to maintain and operate a 
bulkhead or loading platform in the 
sidewalk space adjoining premises 
known as Nos. 113-21 East Austin 
avenue, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said or- 
dinance with compensation of 
$206.15 per annum, as fixed by your 
Committee on Compensation [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 680]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee, submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 9, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(November 27, 1916, page 2230) an 
ordinance providing for the vaca- 
tion of alleys in the block bounded 
by E. 58th street, E. 59th street, 
University avenue and Woodlawn 
avenue in Block 5, Marshal] Field's 
Addition to Chicago, N. W. 'hi, Sec- 
tion 14-38-14, (The University of 
Chicago, beneficiary), having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance without 
compensation [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 680]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 



License. 

The Committee on License sub- 
mitted the following report: 

Chicago, January 17, 1917. 



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REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



January 19, 1917. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to 
whom was referred (December 20, 
1916, page 2551) a communication 
from His Honor the Mayor recom- 
mending that the license fee for the 
operation of saloons or dramshops 
be increased to fifteen hundred dol- 
lars a year, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that said com- 
munication be placed on file. 
Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



John Tqman, 
Chairman. 



Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Toman moved to concur in 
said report. 
The motion prevailed. 



Buildings and City Hall. 

The Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Vanderbilt, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(January 11, 1917, page 2818) an 
order directing the issuance of a 
permit to Christiansen Bros. Dairy 
Co. for the erection of a wagon 
shed at 2700-10 North - Campbell 
avenue, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing substitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commission- 
ers of Buildings and Health be and 
they are hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Christiansen Bros. Dairy 
Co. for the erection and mainten- 



ance for a period of two years from 
and after date of the passage of this 
order, of a wagon shed at 2700-10 
North Campbell avenue, according 
to plans on file in the office of the 
Commissioner of Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Hiram Tanderbilt, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Vanderbilt, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall to whom was referred 
(December 20, 1916, page 2608) an 
order directing the issuance of a 
permit to the Curtis Door and Sash 
Company to erect a shed at 1414 
South Western avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following substitute 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to the 
Curtis Door and Sash Company to 
erect and maintain a frame storage 
shed, 20 by 90 feet, at 1414 South 
Western avenue, provided that said 
shed in its longest dimension shall 
be parallel to the tracks of the Pan 
Handle Railroad alongside of said 
property. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Hiram Vanderbilt, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Vanderbilt, deferred 
and ordered published: 



January 19, 1917. 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



2903 



CHICAGO, January 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
aHj Hall to whom was referred 
.'January 11, 1917, page 2807) an 
)rder directing the issuance of a 
permit to Galloy & VanEtten to 
'onstruct an enclosed shelter shed 
it 11756 South Halsted street, hav- 
ng had the same under advisement, 
)eg leave to report and recommend 
he passage of the following sub- 
titute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
)f Build(ings and Health be and 
hey are hereby directed to issue 
. permit to Galloy & VanEtten to 
onstruct an enclosed shelter shed 
djoining their present building 
t 11756 South Halsted street, ac- 
ording to plans on file in the office 
f the Commissioner of Buildings, 
rovided that a proper water closet 
hall be installed on said premises. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Hiram Vanderbilt, 
Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
le following report, which was, on 
lOtion of Aid. Vanderbilt, deferred 
id ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1917. 

the Mayor and Aldermen of 'the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
ty Hall to whom was referred 
'anuary 11, 1917, page 2820), an 
'der to allow Peter Gloodt to 
aintain building as now cons- 
ucted at 8357 Justine street, hav- 
g had the same under advisement, 
■g leave to report and recommend 
e passage of said order : 
Ordered, That the Commissioner 
Buildings be and he is hereby 
rected to allow Peter Gloodt to 
lintain building as at present 



constructed, at 8357 Justine street 

as this territory has but recently 

been brought within the fire limits. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Hiram Vanderbilt, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Vanderbilt, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, January /g, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall to whom was referred 
(January 11, 1917, page 2807) an 
order directing issuance of a permit 
to Wacla Rosolowske to remodel 
building at 8439 Buffalo avenue, 
■having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Commissioner 
of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to permit Wacla Rosolow- 
ske to remodel , building at 8439 
Buffalo avenue according to plans 
to be filed with the Commissioner 
of Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Hiram Vanderbilt, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Vanderbilt, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall to whom was referred 
(January 11, 1917, page 2822) an 
order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to allow 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 19, 1917, 



H. Wright to erect a frame addition 
to building at 7165 Grand avenue, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of said order: 
Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
hereby are directed to allow H. 
Wright to erect and maintain a 
frame addition, 20 by 20 feet and 10 
feet high on rear of building at 
7165 Grand avenue. 

• Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Hiram Vanderbilt, 

Acting Chairman. 

Schools, Fire, Police and Civil 
Service. 

The Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Thos. J. Lynch, de- 
ferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 18, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service, having 
been directed by an order passed 
December 7, 1916, page 2401, to 
prepare and submit a Bill or Bills 
to be submitted to the General As- 
sembly of the State of Illinois for 
the enactment into law of the pro- 
posed amendments to the school 
law contained in the report of your 
committee submitted December 7, 
1916, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that the two Bills here- 
with submitted be submitted to the 
General Assembly of the State of 
Illinois with the request that they 
be enacted into law [Bills printed 
in Pamphlet No. 681]. . 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 



motion of Aid. Thos. J. Lynch, de- 
ferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, January 16, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service, to whom I 
was referred (Nov. 27th, 1916, page| 
2182), request of the Board of Edu- 
cation for authority to acquire I 
property adjoining the Goodrich] 
School site, and (June 12th, 1916, | 
page 611) request of the Board of 
Education for authority to acquire 
property adjoining the Taylor 
School site, having had the same] 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of j 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Edu 
cation be and it is hereby author- 
ized to acquire title under the 
eminent domain law for the use of 
schools to the following property : 

Lots 6, 7, 8 and 9 in Galpin's 
Subdivision of Block 22 in Canal 
Trustees' Subdivision of the S. E. 
1^ of Section 17-39-14, having a 
100 ft. frontage on S. Peoria street 
by a depth of 100 ft., south of and 
adjoining the 75 ft. now in process 
of condemnation, east o€ the present 
Goodrich School site. 

Lots 1 to 12 inclusive, and the 
north half of Lot 13, Block 18, in 
the resubdivision of that part of 
Taylor's First Addition to South 
Chicago, lying east of the west 20 
chains thereof, in the north frac- 
tional half of Section 8-37-15, ad- 
joining Taylor School site; 

Provided, that the payment of the 
purchase price of said property, as 
determined through judicial pro- 
ceedings, or by agreement of the 
parties, shall not be made until the 
amount of the purchase price so 
found shall have been reported by 
the Board of Education to the City 
Council and payment of said amount 



January 19, 1917. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2905 



approved by order of the City 
Council. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
a report as follows : 

Chicago January 16, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire 
Police and Civil Service, to^ whom 
was referred (December 7,' 1916, 
page 2387) that portion of the mes- 
sage of the Mayor submitted Octo- 
ber 2, 1916, which relates to the 
Department of Police, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that your 
committee be discharged from fur- 
ther consideration of the subject 
and that your Committee on Fi- 
nance be instructed to give consid- 
eration thereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to 
concur in said report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
a report as follows : 

Chicago, January 16, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service, to whom 
were referred 

(June 12, 1916, page 668) an 
order directing consideration of 
the advisability of the City Coun- 
cil being represented at meetings 
of the Board of Education; 



(June 12, 1916, page 603) an 
order directing consideration of 
the subject-matter of an at- 
tached memorandum relative to 
proposed changes in Board of 
Education rules by elimination 
of the "meritorious service 
clause"; 

(June 30, 1916, page 1219) a 
resolution authorizing the Mayor 
to appoint a commission to be 
known as the Commission on 
Military Education; 

(October 10, 1916, page 1740) 
an order directing that police- 
men be stationed at school build- 
ings during the hours of opening, 
recess and closing; 

(January 11, 1917, page 2767) 
a request of the Board of Edu- 
cation for authority to acquire a 
school site at Clifton Park ave- 
nue and West 22nd street; and 

(April 26, 1916, page 4476) the 
report of your committee rela- 
tive to charges made against 
John M. Kantor in connection 
with a note given to him by 
Benjamin Ziff, and the report of 
a minority of your committee 
relative to said charges, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that said matters be placed 
on file. 

' Respectfully isubmiUed, 
(Signed) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to 
concur in said report. 
The motion prevailed. 



Health. 

The Committee on Health sub- 
mitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Aid.* Nance, de- 
ferred and ordered published: 



#w 



2906 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



January 19, 1917. 



Chicago, January 18, 1917. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health, to 
whom was referred (December 7, 
1916, page 2347) a communication 
from the Commissioner of Health 
suggesting that the municipal bath 
house at Polk and South Paulina 
streets be named the "Gertrude G. 
Wellington Bath House," having 
had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Health be and he hereby is au- 
thorized to designate the bath house 
now in course of erection at the 
corner of Polk and South Paulina 
streets the "Frank Lawler Bath 
House." 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Willis O. Nance, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows: 

Chicago, January 18, 1917. 



(November 27, 1916, page 
2246) an order providing for the 
inspection of mouthpieces and 
receivers on public telephones; 

(December 7, 1916, page 2347) 
an ordinance adding certain sec-, 
tions to The Chicgo Code of 1911 
in reference to the licensing and 
regulation of q^^ candlers; and 
(December 13, 1916, page 2441) 
a petition protesting against 
noises emanating from plant of 
National Iron Works Company at 
West 58th and South Wood 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that the same be placed on 
file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Willis 0. Nance, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 



Aid. Nance moved to concur 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



in 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the \ 
City of Chicago in City Council \ 
Assembled: | 

Your committee on Health to 
w!hom were referred 

(December 10, 1915, page 2491) 
an order providing for the sale 
of certified milk without being 
labeled or tagged in accordance 
with the provisions of The Chi- 
cago Code of 1911; 

(July 10, 1916, page 1343) a 
petition protesting against the 
unnecessary blowing of whistles 
on locomotives of the B. &. 0. C. 
T. R. R. Co.; 

(October 10, 1916, page 1744) 
a petition protesting against the 
location of a scrap iron business 
at West •35th and South Morgan 
streets; 



Compensation. 

The Committee on Compensation 
submitted the following reports 
which were, on motion of Aid. 
Kearns, ordered placed on file: 

Chicago, January 19, 1917, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Compensa- 
tion to whom was referred the ap- 
plication of Dow Carpenter Coa 
Company for lease of space in alle> 
in the block bounded by East 70tl] 
street, Dorchester avenue, Easi 
71st street and Kenwood avenue 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report the pas- 
sage of the following order by youi 
Committee : 

Ordered, That the Commissionei 
of Public Works be and he is hei*e- 



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2907 



! by authorized and directed to is- 
! sue a permit to the Dow Carpenter 
' Coal Company to use the south 
three hundred (300) feet of the 
I north-and-sout'h fourteen (14) 
I foot public alley in the block 
bounded by East 70th street, Bov-r 
[ Chester avenue. East 71st street and 
\ Kenwood avenue, for a period of 
1 three (3). years from January 1, 
i 1917, at an annual compensation of 
f fifty-two and fifty-lOOths dollars 
I (S52.50), upon filing a bond for 
$10,000.00 to indemnify the city in 
connection therewith, said permit 
to be subject to revocation upon 
thirty (30) days' notice in writ- 
ing. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) James A. Kearns, 

Chairman. 
Chicago, January 19, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Compensa- 
tion, to whom was referred the ap- 
plication of The Goss Printing 
Press Co. for renewal of lease for 
space in South Ashland avenue, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report the pas- 
sage by your Committee of the f ol- 
io v\ring order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and, he is here- 
3y authorized and directed to issue 
I permit to The Gross Printing 
Press Co. for use of the westerly 
seventeen (17) feet of South Ash- 
and avenue abutting upon thei va- 
■ated portion of West Fifteenth 
)Iace and Lots sixty-nine (69), 
eventy (70), seventy-one (71) and 
eventy-two (72) in Stinson's Sub- 
livision of Block thirty-two (32), 

subdivision of Section 19-39- 
4, East of the Third Prin- 
ipal Meridian, said space being 
hat portion of Ashland avenue ly- 
ag between the retaining wall of 
^e Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Ter- 
minal Railroad and the retaining 



wall of the C. B. & Q. R. R., the west 
line of Ashland avenue and a line 
drawn parallel to and seventeen 
(17) feet east thereof, for a period 
of three (3) years at an annual 
compensation of *two hundred one 
and 60-lOOths dollars ($201.60), 
upon filing a bond for $10,000.00 
to indemnify the city in connection 
therewith, said permit to be sub- 
ject to revocation upon sixty (60) 
days' notice in writing. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) James A. Kearns, 

Chairman. 



All Matters Presented by the Alder- 
men; and Special Assessment, 
Improvement and Repealing Or- 
dinances Submitted by the Board 
of Local Improvements (Said 
Matters Having Been Presented 
in Order, by Wards, Beginning 
with the First Ward). 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Kenna presented a claim of 
D. H. Chisholm for a rebate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That T. Buettner & 
Company be, and they are hereby, 
authorized to construct, erect and 
maintain upon the building occu- 
pied by them, at No. 315-320 West 
Adams street, a sign of iron mesh, 
twenty (20) feet long, and six- 
teen (16) feet high, the same as 
heretofore. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to revocation by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works he and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 



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NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. January 19, 1917. 



mit to the Chicago Great Western 
Railroad to construct and main- 
tain a driveway across the side- 
walk in front of premises at the 
northwest corner of South Frank- 
lin and Polk streets; said permit 
to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accord- 
ance with the terms of an ordi- 
nance passed July 28, 1913, gov- 
erning the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordi- 
nance for .simendment of Sections 
2257 and 2258 of The Chicago Code 
of 1911 to require junk-dealers to 
keep registers showing detailed in- 
formation concerning motor vehicles 
purchased by them, and to report all 
purchases daily to Department of 
Police, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 



tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Reams, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 
Nays — None. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werner presented a claim of 
Cheshire & Shotwell (agents) for 
rebates of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Loical Improvements 
submitted an ordinance repealing an 
ordinance (passed February 21, 
1916) for paving the alley between 
East 42nd street, East 43rd street. 
South Wabash avenue and South 
State street. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Werner, said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, C^oughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, M'cCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
CuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, 'Bauler, 
V/allace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 



FOURTH WARD. 






Time Fixed for Next Succeeding 
Regular Meeting. 

Aid. Richert presented an ordi- 
nance fixing the time for the next 
succeeding regular meeting. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass saidj 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, | 
Richert, Doyle, MicGormiick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
CuUerton, Kmmdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy,i 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm, 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg-| 
ram, Fishep, Rea, Buck, Michaelson 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. Jl 
Lynch— 64. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance aJ 
passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Counci 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next regulai 
meeting of this Council to be hel< 
after the meeting of January 19 
1917, be and the same is hereb: 
fixed to be held on Wednesday, Jan 
uary 24, 1917, at 11 :30 o'clock a. iin 

Section 2. This ordinance shal 
be in force and effect from and afte 
its passage. 



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NEW BUSINESS — ^BY WARDS. 



2909 



Payments from Water Fund: Dur- 
ing, January, 1917. 

Aid. Richert presented an ordi- 
nance amending an ordinance passed 
December 13, 1916, in reference to 
payment of salaries and current ex- 
penses for the month of January, 
1917. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Rjchert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, M'cGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimiball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 
' Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance 
passed by this Gouncil on December 
13, 1916, and providing for a re- 
duction of 25 per cent for the month 
of January in the expense of the 
several departments, be and the 
same is hereby amended as follows : 
By adding at the end of Section 1 of 
said ordinance the following words : 
"provided further that the 25 per 
cent saving provided in this section 
shall not affect payments from the 
Watpr Fund after January 19, 19.17, 
except that the payments from the 
Water Fund shall be subject tO' the 
provisions of the 1917 appropriation 
bill." 



Section 2. This ordinance shall 
bQ, in force and effect from and after 
its passage. 

Aid. Richert presented a claim of 
Mrs. Dela Fontaine for a rebate of 
water rates, and a claim of John 
Grantz for a refund of 90 per cent 
of special assessment for water sup- 
ply pipe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Doyle presented an order for 
betterment of the street railway 
service on South Ashland avenue 
from West 22nd street southward 
during "rush" hours, which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Doyle presented an order for 
betterment of the street railway 
service on the 38th street and Ar- 
cher avenue lines during "rush" 
hours, and for the switching back of 
cars from South Halsted street, 
which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Doyle presented a resolution 
for abatement of an alleges! nuisance 
caused by the operation of the Fruin 
Drop Forge plant, which was 

Referred tO' the Gommittee on 
Health. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Nance presented the follow- 
ing order, which w^as, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to W. L. De Wolf to maintain 
two driveways, one at Nos. 5650- 
52 Lake Park avenue and the 
other at Nos. 5649-51 Harper ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and 
work to be done according to the 
provisions of the ordinance of 



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NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS. 



January 19, 1917. 



July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance ^of 
driveways. 



, SEVENTH WARD. 

AM. Merriam presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered,' That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he hereby is directed to place a 
sign marked "entrance only" at 
the north end of the alley in the 
block bounded by Minerva avenue, 
Woodlawn avenue, East 64th 
street and East 65th street, and 
a sign marked "exit only" at 
the south end of said alley. 

And, he it further ordered, That 
the General Superintendent of 
Police be and he is hereby directed 
to so regulate traffic in said alley 
that all vehicles will be required 
to enter from the north end on 
Minerva avenue, and make their 
exit from the south end on East 
65th street. 

Aid. Merriam presented an order 
for rehabilitation of street railway 
tracks in East 75th street between 
Stony Island and Kimbark avenues, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Merriam presented a resolu- 
tion and memorial petitioning the 
General Assembly of the State of 
Illinois to grant to the City of Chi- 
cago "home rule" over local public 
utilities, which were, together with 
a statement prepared by the Cor- 
poration Counsel' in reference there- 
to. 

Referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Kimball presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to Edward C. Schutt to erect 
and maintain an ornamental clock 
in the sidewalk space adjoining 
premises known as 6950 Stony Is- 
land avenue, which was 



Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for grading and 
paving with bituminated concrete 
the ,north-and-south alley between 
Ghamplain avenue and Langley ave- 
nue from East 61st street to the 
south line of the east- and- west alley 
first south of East 60h street. 
. By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Merriam, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

^Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, MicCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
CuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Keams, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 

Nays — None. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Tyden presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioners of Buildings, Health, 
Public Works and Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and they are hereby 
• directed to issue, without charge, 
including inspections, all the nec- 
essary permits for the erection 
of an addition to the St. Michael 
Parish located at 8236 Brandon 
avenue. 

Aid. Cross presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 



January 19, 1917. 



NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



2911 



and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall and maintain a combination 
police and fire alarm box at East 
106th street and Avenue B. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Andy Rokwist to erect and 
maintain a barber pole at the edge 
of the sidewalk in front of 8450 
Burley avenue. Said barber pole 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to A. Weiss to string, and 
maintain for thirty days a muslin 
sign across the sidewalk in front 
of 10614 Torrence avenue. Said 
sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department 
of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Cross presented orders for 
paving with asphalt Crandon ave- 
nue from East 79th street to East 
B^lst street, and Essex, Phillips, 
Yates and Clyde avenues from East 
92nd street to East 93rd street, and 
orders for cement sidewalks on both 
^ides of Bennett avenue from East 
:3rd street to East 74th street, on 
Bennett and Euclid avenues from 
East 81st street to South Chicago 
ivenue, and on Cornell avenue from 
East 75th street to East 76th street, 
^vhich were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
improvements. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Vanderbilt and Block pre- 
ented an ordinance providing for 
he vacation of Ellis avenue be- 



tween East 84th and East 85th 
streets (Joseph B. Woodruff, bene- 
ficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation and 
ordinance for opening East 137th 
street from its westerly terminus to 
Leyden avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Vanderbilt, -said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, MicGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Keams, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 

Nays — None. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Klaus presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Bohemian Lion Benevolent 
Association to string, and main- 
tain for thirty days, a banner 
across the sidewalk in front of 
1318 West 18th street. Said ban- 
ner shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department 
of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayflr at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 



2912 



NEW BUSINESS — ^BY WARDS. January 19, 1917. 



Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to National Athletic Club to 
string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across the 
sidewalk in front of 1213 West 
18th street. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public 
"Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Quail Club to string, and 
maintain for thirty days, a ban- 
ner across the sidewalk in front 
of 1431 West 18th street. Said 
banner shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department 
of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor. at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. McNichols presented claims 
of A. Eisenstein and Jacob Miller 
for rebates of water rates, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. 'Cullerton presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Kushner Auto Sheet Metal 
Works to erect and maintain a 
metallic sign, 7 feet by 21/2 feet, 
extending out from the building 
located at- 2247 West 12th street. 
Said metallic sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 



This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any- 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a claim 
of Patrick Keevan for wages, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Krumdick presented an order 
for paving South Lincoln street 
from West 12th street to West 14th 
street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Kerner presented claims of 
J. Gilbert and J. MuUer for rebates 
of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Kerner and Novak presented 
the following order, which was, on 
motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is heteby authorized and directed 
to install the water connections 
necessary to install a water serv- 
ice pipe from the existing maiii 
in West 20th street near Marshall 
boulevard to supply the Industrial 
Home for the Blind, located at 
West 20th street and Marshall 
boulevard, same to be installed 
without cost and without meter. 



THmTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Anderson presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Herbert W. Conradi to 
string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across the 
sidewalk in front of 3252 Colorado 
avenue. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 



January 19, 1917. new business — by wards. 



2913 



with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject 
to termination by the Mayor at 

~ any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to George O. Wirtz to string, 
and maintain for thirty days, a 
muslin sign across the sidewalk 
in front of 3211 Colorado avenue. 
Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 

- privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Anderson presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby ordered and directed to 
at once cause the removal of the 
36-inch water supply pipe laid 
across property jowned toy The 
Hicks and Taylor Coal Company 
and Sears, Roebuck and Company, 
from South Kedzie avenue to 
South Central Park avenue, on a 
line parallel to and approximately 
200 feet south of the south line 
of Arthington street, for reasons 
set forth in the attached com- 
munications from The Hicks and 
Taylor Coal Company and Sears, 
Roebuck and Company, which 
communications are hereby made 
'part of this order. 

The following communications 
were attached to the foregoing or- 
der: 

Chicago, January 18, 1917. 
Hon. John R. Anderson, 
Alderman 13th Ward, 
City Hall, Chicago, 111. 
Dear Sir: 

In accordance with the talk which 
the writer and Mr. Doering of Sears, 
Roebuck & Co., had with you re- 
cently, I would like to call your at- « 



tention in my opinion to the very 
grave danger to my property of the 
thirty-six inch water main now 
located outside of the €ity right of 
way by an easement, about seven 
feet in on my property. 

In order to facilitate the hand- 
ling of coal, we have built about 
five hundred feet of coal pockets, 
capacity about four thousand ton, 
and to fill these pockets have ele- 
vated the switch track coming in 
over this main, and off the B. & 0. 
Co. track elevation. 

Therefore, in consideration of the 
grave danger of this water main re- 
maining under these coal pockets 
and switch track, you can readily 
see what a break would mean to 
both life and property and the jar 
occasioned by these heavy trains 
passing over and along this main, . 
'that has been laid over eighteen 
years with the pressure it carries, 
the chances of a break is a con- 
stantly growing danger. 

Our improvement is of permanent 
nature, built of concrete and heavy 
timbers, which would make it very 
expensive for the City to relay the 
pipe .within its rights. 

Your kind attention to this matter 
will be very much appreciated. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) Thos. P. Hicks, 

Hicks and Taylor Coal Co. 

SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. 

OFFICE OF THE GENERAL SUPERIN- 
TENDENT. 

Chicago, January 15, 1917. 
Hon. John R. Anderson, 
Alderman of the 13th Ward, 
City Hall, Chicago, 111. 

Dear Sir: 

In accordance with the talk which 
the writer and Mr. Hicks of the 
Hicks & Taylor Coal Company had 
with you recently, we would like to 
call your attention to, in our opin- 



, ^ 



2914 



NEW BUSINESS — ^BY WARDS. 



January 19, 1917. 



ion, the very grave menace and dan- 
ger to our property of the 36-inch 
water main now located outside of 
the city right of way on our prop- 
erty and immediately south of our 
building. 

You are familiar with the history 
of the laying of this pipe in 1898, so 
I will not dwell on that. You know 
that the pipe, through a mistake in 
the survey, was laid on property 
outside of the strip covered by the 
easement obtained by the city, and 
is really on our property. 

This pipe is now only a little less 
than twenty years old, and the dan- 
ger of a break is naturally inpreas- 
ing from year to year and month 
to month. We have really done our 
best to accept these conditions as 
we have found them, have spent 
very large sums of money to protect 
our buildings; alongside the Power 
Plant and the large Merchandise 
Building we have built heavy con- 
crete tunnels, and in every way have 
done everything that our engineers 
could suggest to make the proposi- 
tion as safe as might be. 

We have been advised by compe- 
tent authority that in case of a 
break, the amount of water that 
would be released under great pres- 
sure would be so enormous, that be- 
fore it could be shut off at the near- 
by City Pumping Station, it would 
in all probability undermine the 
foundations of practically all our 
buildings. Although in these build- 
ings at certain seasons of the year, 
we employ nearly 17,000 people, we 
do not believe the danger to human 
life would be so serious. The prop- 
erty loss, however, would be enor- 
mous. 

We, therefore, want to submit 
that it would be economical insur- 
ance for the city to provide against 
this possible and constantly grow- 
ing danger by spending the amount 
necessary to move this, pipe line to 
Polk street, where, even in case of 
a break, the loss would be relatively 
insignificant. We feel sure that if 
your engineers will investigate this, 



you will see that from the standpoint 
of protection of property and the 
city's interest, this move should be 
made. 

Your kind attention to this matter 
will be very much appreciated. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) G. W. Doering, 

General Superintendent. , 

Aid. Anderson presented an order 
directing payment of a salary of 
$2,700.00 per annum to the office 
secretary of the Department of 
Buildings, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Home presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, . 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
isioner of Buildings be and he 
hereby is directed to permit Peter 
F. Brouk & Company to erect and 
maintain a sign 10 feet by 20 feet, 
on the roof of building located at 
701 South Crawford avenue. 

Aid. Home presented an ordinance 
providing for the licensing of ice- 
cream parlors, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
License. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Smith presented an order for , 
betterment of the street railway 
service on Lake street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Smith presented a claim of 
Filomena Di Domenico for a refund 
of 90 per cent of special assessment 
for water supply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvementsj 
submitted a recommendation, esti-i 
mate and ordinance for curbing,- 
grading and paving with brick thai 
alley between Emerson avenue, 



January 19, 1917. 



NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



2915 



West Grand avenue, North Lincoln 
street and North Robey street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Smith, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yea5— Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Riichert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kiniball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 
Nays — None. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Utpatel presented a claim of 
I. Zachman for a rebate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Superintend- 
ent of the Bureau of Water is 
'hereby instructed to report to the 
next meeting of the City Council 
all premises paying $50.00 a year 
or more for water service, wl^o 
are not complying with Sections 
2747 and 2785 of the Chicago 
Code of 1911. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
mbmitted a recommendation, esti- 
nate and ordinance for grading and 
)aving with bituminated concrete 
•he alley between Augusta street, 
sVest Walton street. North Rich- 
nond street and North Sacramento 
joulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
'f Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate was 



approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norrrs, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Ri'chert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the alley 
between Hirsch boulevard, Potomac 
avenue. North Artesian avenue and 
North Campbell avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norms, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, LippiS, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the alley 
between LeMoyne street, Hirsch 



2916 



NEW BUSINESS — ^BY WARDS. January 19, 1917. 



boulevard, North Artesian avenue 
and North Campbell avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rodrignez, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norriis, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 



Nays — None. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the alley 
between LeMoyne street, Hirsch 
boulevard. North Claremont avenue 
and North Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, MoCormick, Nance, 
Merriam,, Kimball. Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick. Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 



ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the alley 
between LeMoyne street, Hirsch, 
boulevard, North Fairfield avenue 
and North California avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, MicNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauleir, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi^ 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the alley 
between LeMoyne street, Hirsch 
street,' North Irving avenue and 
North Oakley boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols,, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm, 
J. Lvnch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, ^Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson 



January 19, 1917. new business — by wards. 



2917 



Blah a, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 
Nays — None. 

also, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the alley 
between LeMoyne street, Hirsch 
boulevard, North Talman avenue 
and North Washtenaw avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Rkhert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball. Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, MteNichols, 
GuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Keafns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Miohaelson, 
Blah a. Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the alley 
between West North avenue, Le- 
Moyne street, North Rockwell street 
and North Talman avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Ri-chert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, M'cNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 



tain,, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 
Nays — None. 

also, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alley between 
West North avenue, LeMoyne street. 
North Talman avenue and North 
Washtenaw avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, MoGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, M'cNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

also, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for filling, grading and 
paving with bituminated concrete 
the alley between West North ave- 
nue. Pierce avenue. North Spauld- 
ing avenue and North Homan ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, M'cCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 



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NEW BUSINESS — ^BY WARDS. January 19, 1917. 



Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lyn€h, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 
?iays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with' brick the alleys be- 
tween LeMoyne street, Hirsch street. 
North Leavitt street and North Irv- 
ing avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, MicGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilit, Block, Kliaus, McNichols, 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipos, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke. Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alleys between 
West North avenue, LeMoyne street. 
North Oakley boulevard and North 
Glaremont avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, M'cGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 



Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols,, 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkpwski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the alleys 
between Potomac avenue. West 
Division street, North Artesian ave- 
nue and North Gampbell avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, MicGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilit, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamow'ski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the alleys 
between Potomac avenue. West 
Division street. North Glaremont 
avenue and North Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 



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2919 



Teas— KeniiSi, Ck>ughlm, DePriest, 
Nprris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, MicGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kiniball, Tyden, Gross, 
V-anderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker^ Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Micha^lson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 

Nays — None. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Sitts and Walkowiak pre- 
sented a claim of J. V. Garroll for a 
rebate of water rates, and a claim 
of John- Siewiorek for a refund of 
license fee, which were 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the 
alley between Augusta street, West 
Walton street, Milwaukee avenue 
and Noble street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Sitts, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas—KemidL, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Mernam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
oitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein. Capi- 
tam, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
L Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 



Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the alley 
between West Erie street, West 
Ohio street, Armour street and 
North Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Walkowiak, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
^Richert, Doyle, MicGlormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipos, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, P.eg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the alley 
between West Erie stret. West Ohio 
street, Bickerdike street and Armour 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Sitts, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, M'C'Gormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Horne, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 



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NEW BUSINESS — ^BY WARDS. January 19, 1917. 



Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm,. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Miohaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alley between 
West Erie street. West Ohio street, 
North Carpenter street and Curtis 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Walkowiak, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and. nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 

Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, M'cCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbil't, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowrak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy^ Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubeic, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Miohaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the alley 
between West Erie street. West Ohio 
street. North Elizabeth street and 
North Ada street. 

' By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Sitts, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, MrCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 



vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adlamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the alley 
between West Erie street. West 
Ohio street, Noble street and Bicker- 
dike street. 

By unanimous consent, on motioti 
of Aid. Walkowiak, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
' Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols., 
Cullerton, Kmmdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the alley 
between West Huron street, West 
Erie street. Armour street and 
North Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Sitts, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 



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2921 



Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Ric'hert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus. McNichols., 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walk.er, Ellison, Hauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, , Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blah a. Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the alley 
between West Huron street, West 
Erie street. North Morgan street, 
Milwaukee avenue and North Car- 
penter street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Walkowiak, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Ri'cihert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus. McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, _ Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
rani, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blah a, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alley between 
West Huron street, West Erie street. 
Noble street and Bickerdike street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 



of Aid. Sitts, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Rrchert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blah a. Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the alleys 
between West Erie street, West 
Ohio street, North Ada street and 
Noble street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Walkowiak, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Ri'chert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam. Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus. McNichols, 
Cullerton, Kmmdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, MilleT, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tam, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alleys between 



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NEW BUSINESS — ^BY WARDS. January 19, 1917. 



West Erie street, West Ohio street, 
North May street and North Racine 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Sitts, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichoIs, 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with bituminated concrete the alleys 
between West Grand avenue. West 
Austin avenue. North May street 
and North Racine avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Walkowiak, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Ri'chert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichoIs^ 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64, 

Nays — None. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Healy presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

' Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a. 
permit to Brink's Chicago City 
Express Company' to construct 
and maintain a scale across the 
sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 711 West Monroe street; 
said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the 
terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28th, 1913, governing the 
construction and maintenance of 
scales. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings be and he is 
hereby directed to permit the 
Service Repair Shop to allow sign 
to be maintained on building at 
613 West Jackson street, frame 
work of which is now erected. 
Aid. Healy presented a claim of 
S. E. Pender for a rebate of water 
rates, which was 



Referred to the 
Finance. 



Committee on 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bowler presented an order 
directing issuance of a permit to 
the Protectorate of the Catholic 
Woman's League to sell shamrocks 
on the streets on March 17, 1917, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Miller presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall and maintain a police patrol 
box at the corner .of South Jef- 



January 19, IQi": 



NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



2923 



ferson street and Ganalport ave- 
nue. 

Aid. Miller presented an ordi- 
nance for amendment of Section 110 
of The Chicago Code of 1911 to pro- 
vide for a graduated scale of 
license fees for entertainments of 
the fourth class, was was 

Referred to the Committee on 
License. 

Aid. Miller presented a claim of 
A. Jacobsen for a rehate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on- 
Finance. 

Aid. Franz presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
luly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings, the Com- 
,missioner of Health, the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and 
the Commissioner of Gas and 
Electricity be and they are hereby 
directed to issue to the Rev. M. 
M. Bronsgeest, free of charge, all 
necessary permits for the alter- 
ation of church basement at the 
southeast corner of West 19th 
and South Sangamon streets, for 
gymnastic" purposes. 

Aid. Franz presented orders for 
aVing with brick alleys as fol- 
3ws: 

Alley between Bunker, West 
12th, South Clinton and South 
Canal streets; 

Alleys between Bunker, West 
i2th, South Desplaines and South 
Jefferson streets; 

Alley between Bunker, West 
12th, South Jefferson and South 
Clinton streets; 

Alleys between DeKoven, Bun- 
ker, South Desplaines and South 
Jefferson streets; 

Alley between West 14th place. 
West 15th street. South Halsted 
street and South Union avenue; 

.Alleys between West 14th 
place, West 15th street, South 



Union avenue and South Jeffer- 
son street; 

Alley between West 14th, Bar- 
ber, South Jefferson and South 
Canal streets; 

Alleys between West 14th 
street. Barber street, South Union 
avenue and South Jefferson 
street, and 

Alleys between West 12th 
street. West 12th place, South 
Union avenue and South Jeffer- 
son street, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Geiger presented an ordi- 
nance providing for the vacation 
of part- of the north-and-south al- 
ley in the block bounded by Eu- 
genie, Hammond, Sedgwick and 
Willow streets, in North Addition 
to Chicago, S. E. i^, Section 33-40- 
14 (Chicago Railways Company, 
beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Walker presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works issue a 
permit to McGovern Brothers to 
erect and maintain, until April 
1st, 1917, two storm entrances 
not more than three (3) feet in 
width on sidewalk in front of the 
premises located at No. 66 West 
Erie street, Chicago, said permit 
to be subject to revocation by 
the Mayor, at his option. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for grading 
and paving with bituminated con- 
crete the alley between East Dela- 
ware place, East Chestnut street, 
Lincoln parkway and Ernst court. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 



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of Aid. Geiger, said estimate was 

approved and said ordinance was 

passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Ooughlin, DePrie-st, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichoIs, 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Keirner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smitb, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, W;alker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain; Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64, 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Bauler presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to the Marblehead Lime 
Company to construct, maintain and 
operate a railroad switch track in 
and along Cherry avenue, south- 
easterly of West Division street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Wallace presented a claim of 
Charles Geng & Son for a refund of 
license fees, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted an ordinance re- 
pealing an ordinance (passed June 
1, 1915) for paving the alley be- 
tween Diversey parkway. Seminary 
avenue, Lincoln avenue and the al- 
ley known as Diversey School 
court from Seminary avenue to 300 
feet west. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Wallace, said ordinance was 



passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : ■' 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance^ 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichoIs, 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, .Mille'r, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, - 

An ordinance repealing an ordi 
nance (passed November 22, 1915) 
for paving the alley between Lin 
coin avenue, Marianna street am 
North Racine avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motioi 
of Aid. Wallace, said ordinance wa 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePrieS'l 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickej 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nancf 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, GrosJ 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNicholi 
Gullerton, Kmmdick, Kerner, No 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smitl 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowsk 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Heal] 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Fran: 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Baulei 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein. Capi 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Wats^oi 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wn 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelsoi 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. . 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ov^i 
nance (passed May 3, 1915) f( 
paving the alleys between Belmp 
avenue, Fletcher street. North Gl 
street and Sheffield avenue. 



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2925 



By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Wallace, said lordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdi-ck, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrulbec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Tom>an, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Gnadt presented an ordi- 
nance changing the name of Gooper 
street, between Glybourn avenue 
and Diversey parkway, to "Bos- 
worth avenue," which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Haderlein presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Guttlieb Heckner to 
string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across the 
sidewalk in front of 1420 Fuller- 
ton avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination 
by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Gapitain presented an ordi- 



nance providing for the vacation of 
part of the north-and-south alley 
in the block bounded by Addison 
street, Gornelia avenue. Pine Grove 
avenue and Sheridan road, in 
Drexel's Resubdivision of Block 12, 
Hundley's Subdivision of lots in 
Pine Grove, fractional Section 21- 
40-14 (Gatholic Bishop of Ghicago, 
beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Gapitain presented an order 
directing that the use of frame sash 
be allowed in the erection of the 
Unity Ev. Luth. Ghurch, which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Buildings and Gity Hall. 

Aid. Link presented a claim of 
Mrs. S. H. Jenkins for compensa- 
tion for damage to property, and a 
claim of Mrs. M. Woldenberg for a 
rebate of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted an ordinance re- 
pealing an ordinance (passed March 
31, 1916) for paving the alleys be- 
tween Berwyn avenue, Foster ave- 
nue, Kenmore avenue and Winthrop 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Gapitain, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, M&Gormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, liink, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 



2926 



NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. January 19, 1917. 



ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordi- 
ance (passed June 29, 1914) for 
sewer in Lafayette parkway from 
977 feet east of Sheridan road to 
1170 feet east of Sheridan road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Link, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, K^rumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrutoec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Tom'an, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Lipps presented an order for 
water supply pipes in North Gali- 
fornia and North Fairfield avenues 
from Devon avenue to Peterson 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kennedy presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Peterson Furniture 
Gompany to string, and maintain 
for 30 days, two muslin signs; 
one on the Elston avenue front- 
age and the other on the Irving 
Park boulevard frontage on the 
premises located at 3660 Irving 
Park boulevard. Said signs shall 



be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regr 
ulations of the Department 6f| 
Public Works. This privileg-e 
shall be subject to terminatioril 
by the Mayor at any time in hi^| 
discretion. 

■ Aid. Watson presented a claiiAl 
of Dennis Dillon for compensation | 
for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on| 
Finance. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Hrubec presented a claim ot\ 
the South Side Wholesale Liquo? 
Gompany for a rebate of water | 
rates, was 

Referred to the Gommittee onj 
Finance. 

Aid. Byrne presented the follow- 1 
ing orders, which were, on mo-j 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Gommis-i 
sioner of Public Works be and he| 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to William Dunne to string^ 
and maintain for thirty days, a! 
muslin sign across the sidewalkj 
in front of 4555-57 South Ash- 
land avenue. Said sign shall be! 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department off 
Public Works. This privil 
shall be subject to termination j 
by the Mayor at any time in his[ 
discretion. 

Ordered, That the Gommis^ 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to L. Mayer to string, and 
maintain for thirty days, a muslin 
sign across the sidewalk in front 
of 4834 South Ashland avenua 
Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 



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2927 



Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Reichman to string, and 
maintain for thirty days, a mus- 
lin sign across the sidewalk in 
front of 1614 West 47th street. 
Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
^ time in his discretion. 

Aid. Byrne presented an order di- 
recting that Frank Gallina be per- 
mitted to erect and maintain an ad- 
dition to building at 1709 West 
69th street, was was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Byrne presented a claim of 
Joseph Skirus for a refund of 
license fee, was was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. O'Toole presented a claim of 
a Mr. Butler for a refund of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Kearns presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby authorized to issue 
a permit to Susan J. Ulm to main- 
tain and operate a canopy as now 
constructed over the sidewalk in 
Stewart avenue to be attached to 
the biiilding or structure located 
at northwest corner of Stewart 
avenue and West 63rd street, in 
accordance with plans and speci- 
fications to be filed with the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and I 



approved by the Commissioner of 
Buildings and Chief of Fire Pre- 
vention and Public Safety, said 
canopy not to exceed Si feet in 
length nor 14 feet in width, upon 
the filing of the application and 
bond and payment of the initial 
compensation provided for by or- 
dinance. 

Aid. Kearns presented a claim of 
Pearl M. Acker for a refund of 90 
per cent of special assessment for 
water supply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Fisher presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to the Wabash Railroad 
Company to maintain and operate 
two railroad switch tracks across 
South Western avenue, north of 
West 76th street produced, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 

Aid. Fisher presented a claim of 
0. E. Bates for wages, and a claim 
of Fred D. Haley for compensation 
for personal injuries and damage to 
property, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Rea presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Franklin, Jacobs and Cohen 
to string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across the 
sidewalk in front of 6358 South 
Halsted street. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public 
• Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 



2928 



NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



January 19, 1917. 



Aid. Rea presented an order for 
installation of playground apparatus 
on property adjoining the Perkins 
Bass school, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Parks, Playgrounds and Beaches. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation and 
ordinance for opening and widening 
an alley between West 66th street, 
'West 66th place, Stewart avenue 
and Normal avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Fishpr, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, De Priest, 
Norris, Werner, Schw^artz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriams Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-THIRI) WARD. 

Aid. Buck presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Whereas, The Supreme Court of 
the United States has decided that it 
is constitutional to prevent the im- 
portation of liquors into states in 
which it is unlawful to sell liquor, 
and 

Whereas, The same principle is 
involved in connection with the 
shipping of liquor into sections 
within a state where the sale oj 
liquor is prohibited, and 

Whereas, The State of Illinois has 
delegated its authority to regulate 



saloons and prohibit the liquor 
traffic in Chicago to the City of 
Chicago, now, therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Corporation- 
Counsel prepare and submit to the 
City Council an opinion stating 
whether the City Council can pro- 
hibit, by ordinance, the delivery of 
alcoholic liquors into prohibition 
territory; and, whether existing pro- 
hibition regulations operate to for- 
bid the delivery of liquor to persons 
purchasing the same at points with- 
in prohibition territory. 

Aid. Buck presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

. Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall a combination police and fire 
alarm box at the corner of North 
Cicero and Belmont avenues. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Service be and 
he is hereby directed to make a 
"rush hour" trafTic check on 
Crawford avenue street car line to 
ascertain whether the "rush hour" 
service is adequate following the 
extension of the Belmont avenue 
line. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Service be and 
he is hereby directed to report to 
the City Council whether or not 
the cars on the Fullerton avenue 
street car line are adequately 
lighted. 

Aid. Buck presented an order di- 
recting that all street railway cars 
on regular runs on Fullerton avenue 
be run through to North Cicero ave.^ 
nue as the western terminal, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Michaelson presented an or- 
der directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to cause the removal 
of wooden poles in North Central 
avenue between Hirsch street and 
West North avenue, which was 



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2929 



Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

f Aid. Michaelson presented an or- 
[ der directing that G. J. Magee be 
! allowed to complete buildings at 
I 1325-27-31 Massasoit avenue, which 

was 
Referred to the Committee on 

Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Michaelson presented a claim 
of George G. Hield & Company for 
a refund of permit fees, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Blaha presented a claim of 
Maria Kochale for a rebate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Blaha, Toman, Janke and 
Thos. J. Lynch presented an order 
for construction of a street railway 
extension in South Kostner avenue 
from West 31st street to West Lake 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Toman presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and he is hereby di- 
rected to report to the City Coun- 
cil at its next regular meeting the 
amount of money paid during the 
year 1916 for the services of ex- 
perts. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Charles Lazarus to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
1404 South Kedzie avenue. iSaid 
barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 



mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented the 
following amendment to a Bill rec- 
ommended by the Committee on 
Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Ser- 
vice, . which . was ordered pub- 
lished and consideration of which 
was deferred: 

Amend Bill for "An Act concerning 
a system of free schools in cities 
having a population exceeding 
100,000 inhabitants", as follows: 
First — Insert on page 2 of the 
typewritten Bill after Section 2, a 
new Section to be numbered Sec- 
tion 3, as follows : 

"Section 3. Body Corporate.)' 
Such baard of education shall, 
from the time the first members 
shall assume office as provided 
in this Act, be and be construed 
to be in law and equity a body 
corporate and politic, and by the 
name and style of the Board of 

Education of the City of , 

and by such name and style sue 
and be sued, contract and be con- 
tracted with, acquire and hold 
real estate and personal property 
necessary for its corporate pur- 
poses, and adopt a common seal 
and alter the same at pleasure. 
The city treasurer of any such 
city shall be ex officio treasurer of 
such board of education." 
Second — ^Amend said Bill by re- 
numbering all sections of the Bill 
following the new Section 3 in- 
serted. 

Third — Amend said Bill in Sec- 
tion 28 as renumbered, by striking 
out of the second numbered para- 
graph of said Section the words 
"the city council" and by inserting 
in lieu thereof the words "such 
board". 

Fourth — ^Amend Section 28 of said 
Bill as renumbered, by inserting a 
new paragraph after the one num- 
bered "Second", as follows: 

"To Tax.) Third— To levy and 
collect taxes for school purposes 
on real and personal property." 



II 



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UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



January 19, 1917. 



Fifth — ^Amend said Section 28 as 
renumbered, by renumbering the 
paragraphs following the new para- 
graph numbered "Third". 

Sixth — ^Amend paragraph num- 
toered "Tenth" as renumbered, of 
said Section 28 as renumbered, by 
striking out in the last line of said 
paragraph the word "city", and in- 
serting in lieu thereof the word 
"board". 

Seventh — Amend said Bill by 
changing the reference numbers 
contained in the body of certain 
sections to correspond with the re- 
numbering of the sections above 
provided for. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



Norwood Park Pumping Station 
Property: Advertisement for Sale. 

Aid. Richert moved to preceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of advertisement for sale of 
Norwood Park pumping station 
property at 6150-2 Norwood Park 
avenue, deferred and published 
January 11, 1917, page 2786. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the ordi- 
nance submitted therewith [printed 
in Pamphlet No. 673]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Culler ton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hruhec, Byrne, Wm. 



J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg^ 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Miohaelsoiii 
Blah a. Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch^ — 64. 
JVai/s— None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comp- 
troller is hereby authorized and 
directed to advertise for sale the 
city property located at 6150 ana 
6152 Norwood Park avenue, and 
known and described as Lot ten 
(10), southeasterly ten feet of Lot 
nine (9) and northwesterly ten feet 
of Lot eleven (11), Block forty-two 
(42), Norwood Park, in Section six 
(6), Township forty (40) North, 
Range thirteen (13), East of th« 
Third Principal Meridian, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois, including the 
buildings, appurtenances and ma- 
chinery on said premises, whieh 
property was formerly used as a 
water pumping station, but is now 
unused and is of no further use 
to the City. 

Section 2. Under such adver- 
tisement, bids may be submitted 
only for the entire property above 
described, both real and personal. 

Section 3. This ordinance shaS 
be in force and effect from and 
after its passage and approval. ^ 



Junk and Other Discarded Personal 
Property of City: Transfer to 
House of Correction. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of transfer of junk and other 
discarded personal property of the 
City to the House of Correction, 
deferred and published January 11, 
1917, page 2786. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 



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said report and to pass the ordi- 
nance submitted therewith [printed 
in Pamphlet No. 673]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodri^ez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, BauleT, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Whereas, The disposal of un- 
used personal property of the City 
of Chicago has been a serious prob- 
lem for many years because of the 
great amount produced, the exten- 
sive area over which the municipal 
yards and buildings are distributed, 
the mixed character and unmarket- 
able condition of the material as 
accumulated and the long period 
of time required to sell municipal 
property under the statute, all re- 
sulting in great difficulty in keep- 
ing check on said material, low 
prices when offered for bids and 
the use for storage of said material 
of space in said yards and build- 
ings required and more valuable 
for other purposes; and 

'Whereas, By order passed July 
15, 1916, pages 1352 and 1353 of 
Council Proceedings, the City 
Comptroller was authorized to per- 
mit the transfer of old material be- 
tween departments, provided that 
in all such transfers between the 
corporate fund and the water fund 
said material should be charged for 
at reasonable prices, and in the 



exercise of said authority the City 
Comptroller, acting in co-operation 
with the Committee on Finance, 
has directed all departments to 
transfer their old material to the 
House of Correction; and 

Whereas, The House of Correc- 
tion has ample facilities for col- 
lecting, sorting and storing old ma- 
terial, and in such manner that ma- 
terial still usable by the City may 
be reserved and turned over for 
municipal use and the remainder 
sold under advantageous conditions, 
and has demonstrated in its opera- 
tion so far that its 'handling of old 
material has resulted in great 
flnancial gain for the City of Chi- 
cago; therefore, 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comp- 
troller ibe and hereby is author- 
ized and, directed to transfer to the 
House of Correction all personal 
property reported and which here- 
after may be reported by the vari- 
ous departments of the City of 
Chicago as no longer usable by 
them, provided that for all prop- 
erty so transferred, the House of 
Correction shall pay reasonable 
prices to be credited to appropriate 
revenue accounts. 

■Section 2. That all ipersonal 
property transferred to the House 
of Correction, as aforesaid, shall 
be considered as pro'perty of the 
House of Correction and that all 
said material after being taken 
over, arrajiged, classified or other- 
wise changed into marketable form 
shall be considered and is hereby 
declared to be a product of an in- 
dustry of the House of Correction. 

Section 3. Monthly reports shall 
be rendered to the City Comptroller 
and copies thereof transmitted to 
the City Council of the value of 
junk and unusable property trans- 
ferred from the various depart- 
ments to the House of Correction 
during the preceding month and the 



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amount received during such pre- 
ceding month from the sale and 
disposition of such materiaL 

Section 4. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and 
after its passage and approval. 



Building Purposes Fund (Board of 
Education): Transfer of Unex- 
pended Balances to General Fund. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance on a request 
of the Board of .Education for au- 
thority to transfer unexpended bal- 
ances of appropriations for com- 
pleted school buildings to the gen- 
eral building purposes fund, de- 
ferred and published January 11, 
1917, page 2786. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to adopt the reso- 
lution submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Ri'chert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Mernam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols' 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tam, Lmk, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram., Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lvnch— 64. 

Nays — None. 

The follow is said resolution as 
adopted : 

Resolved, That this Gouncil con- 
curs in the request of the Board of 
Education to transfer unexpended 
balances, aggregating ninety-three 
thousand six hundred thirty-eight 
and thirty-nine one-hundredths 



($93,638.39) dollars, after the oom^ 
pletion of school buildings, to th^ 
general building fund for new 
buildings and additions to build- 
ings, as per list included in the ac- 
tion taken by the Board of Educa-. 
tion at its regular meeting held 
December 6, 1916, a copy of which 
is attached hereto and made a part 
hereof. 



Mayfair Pumping Station: Purchase 
of Collapsible Steel Mason Horses 
and Scaffolding. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to' 
consideration of the report of the 
Gommittee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of purchase of collapsible steel 
mason horses and scaffolding fop^ 
use at the Mayfair pumping sta- 
tion, deferred and published Janu- 
ary 11, 1917, page 2787. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas—Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No^ 
vak Anderson, Home, Smith; 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
bitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wra. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order ag 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Gommissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereb^r 
authorized to purchase collapsible 
steel mason horses and scaffolding, 



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for use at the Mayfair Pumping 
Station, from the Economy Manu- 
facturing Company, in a sum not to 
exceed three thousand six hundred 
twenty-two ($3,622.00) dollars, ex- 
pense of same to be charged to Con- 
struction Division capital account. 



Bureau of Engineering: Purchase 
of Trenching Machine. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of purchase of trenching ma- 
chine for the Bureau of Engineer- 
ing, deferred and published Janu- 
ary 11, 1917, page 2787. 

The motion prevailed. ' 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Xorns, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Mernam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
A-ak, Anderson, Home, Sinith, 
Rodriguez, Zwieffea, Szymkowski, 
v^itts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
•T. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fi'sher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blah a. Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 

Nays — None, 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is heretoy 
authorized and directed to enter 
into a contract with the F. C. Aus- 
tin Drainage Excavator Co. for the 
purchase of an excavating machine 
capable of digging a ditch 60 inches 
in width, for the sum of $6,250.00, 
and in addition thereto to turn over 



to the F. C. Austin Co. as a part of 
said purchase price the machine 
now in use, known as excavating 
machine No. 1, purchased in 1914 
from the F. C. Austin Co., said old 
machine to be loaded on cars for 
shipment to such point as may be 
designated, payment to be made 
proportionately from appropriations 
for feeder mains for 1917. 



Gieat Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.: 

Payment for Diver's Services 

as Witness. 

41d. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of payment of bill for diver's 
services as a witness, deferred and 
published January 11, 1917, page 
2788. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, MoNichols, 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized to pay the bill of the 
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Com- 
pany of seven ($7.00) dollars for 



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services of diver as witness at the 
inquest over the bodies of persons 
drowned at the 12th street bridge 
October 24, 1916, and charge same 
to such appropriations for bridge 
operation as may be made in the 
1917 budget. 



City of Park Ridge: Water Supply 
From Mains of City of Chicago. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee ou Finance on a com- 
munication fi-om the City of Park 
Ridge requesting a supply of waAer 
from the mains of the City of Chi- 
cago, deferred and published Jan- 
uary 11, 1917, page 2788. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest', 
Norris, Werner, ,Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimhall, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
CuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to issue a permit to the 
City of Park Ridge to connect 
with the City of Chicago water 
mains at the Edison Park line for 
temporary emergency supply with 
a meter. It being understood that 



the valves at this point shall be 
kept closed, and opened only in case- 
of temporary emergencies and that 
no permit shall be issued for the 
use of water through said connec- 
tion until the Mayfair Pumping Sta- 
tion is in operation. 



Department of Police: Purchase of 
Casings and Inner Tubes. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of purchase of casings and in- 
ner tubes for motor vehicles and 
motorcycles for the Department of 
Police, deferred and published" 
January 11, 1917, page 2788. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichoK 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson,, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the General Super- 
intendent of Police bie and he is 
hereby authorized to accept the 
proposal of the Austin Tire Com- 
pany of four and thirty one-hun- 
dredths ($4.30) dollars each, less 
5% cash in ten days, for inner tubes 
for automobiles and thirty-six and 



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2935 



forty one-hundredths ($36.40) dol- 
lars, less 5% cash in ten days, for 
casings for automobiles and two 
and fifteen one-hundredths ($2.15) 
dollars, less 2% discount for cash 
in ten days, for inner tubes for mo- 
torcycles and to accept the proposi- 
tion of Harry W. Cooper of ten 
and forty-three one-hundredths 
($10.43) dollars each net for Penn- 
sylvania non-skid casings for mo- 
torcycles. 



Department of Police : Payment for 
Tires and Inner Tubes. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
onsideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of payment for Fisk tires and 
Firestone inner tubes used by the 
Department of Police, deferred and 
published January 11, 1917, page 
2789. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
;aid report and to pass the order 
iubmitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
)rder was passed, by yeas and nays 
IS follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Morris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
lichert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
vlerriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
/anderbilt. Block, Klaus, McNichols 
iUllerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
•ak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Ipdriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
'itts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
'owers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Toiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Vallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
ain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
vd-amowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
am, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Miehaelson, 
Jlaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
.ynch— 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 



Ordered, That the General Siiper- 
atendent of Police be and he is 
ereby authorized, in accordance 



with his request of December 13, 
1916, attached hereto, to voucher 
the bill of the Firestone Tire & 
Rubber Co. for twenty inner-tubes 
amounting to ninety- two ($92.00) 
dollars, and the bill of the Fire- 
stone Tire & Rubber Go. for twenty 
casings amounting to five hundred 
fifty-nine ($559.00) dollars, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same when properly approved by 
the Department of Police. 



W. J. Newman Company: Additional 
Compensation Under Contract. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of payment of additional com- 
pensation under contract of W. J. 
Newman for extra work performed 
during construction of utility gal- 
lery in Canal street, deferred and 
published January 11, 1917, page 
2789. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormicki Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
CuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner. No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Miehaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 



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of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to pay three hundred 
four dollars and twenty-six cents 
($304.26), to the W. J. Newman 
Company from Account 503 X 87, to 
cover the work done under the con- 
tract, entered into for constructing 
the utilities gallery in Canal street, 
dated October 14, 1915, in excess of 
the total estimated amount of the 
contract, this in accordance with 
his communication of December 22, 
1916, to the Committee on Finance. 



Water Supply Pipe in E. 83rd PL: 
Sale to South Park Com- 
missioners, 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of sale of water supply pipe in 
East 83rd place from Houston 
avenue to Bond avenue, deferred 
and published January 11, 1917, 
page 2789. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hidkey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Liipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 



of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to accsj^t 
the proposition of the South Pai^ 
Commissioners to pay 75 cents per 
foot to the City for 625 feet of six- 
inch water main in 83rd place (va- 
cated), between Houston and Bond 
avenues. 



Carl G. Witt: Claim. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed 
to consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance on a claim 
of Carl G. Witt for a refund of per- 
mit fee, deferred and published 
January 11, 1917, page 2790. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Fraiiz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Baulea*, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capj- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg. 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. f 
Lynch — ^64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comfh 
troller be and he is hereby author- 
ized and directed to refund to" Carl 
G. Witt- the sum of six ($6.00) 
dollars, being the amount paid foi 
unused bar permit No. 2229 author- 
izing the operation of a bar at No. 
5120 Broadway from 12 o'clock P. 
M. December 31, 1916, until S 
o'clock A. M. the following day, and 



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charge same to the proper appro- 
priations for the office of the City 
Comptroller after the passage of 
the Budget for the year 1917. 



Consumers Co.: Switch Track 
Across Alley in Block Bounded by 
Addison St, Eddy St., N. Racine 
Ave., and C, M. & St. P. R. R. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries on 
an ordinance granting permission 
and authority to the Consumers 
Company to construct, maintain 
and operate a railroad switch track 
along and across the east-and-west 
alley in the block bounded by Ad- 
dison street, Eddy street, North 
Racine avenue and C, M. & St. P. 
R. R., deferred and published Oc- 
tober 30, 1916, page 2021. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensation of $50.00 
per annum, as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation [printed 
in Pamphlet No. 631]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hrckey, 
RicTiert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
:ain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
\damowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
r. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Ppg- 
'am, Fisher. Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
-.ynch— 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
IS passed: 



Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and 
authority be and the same are here- 
by given and granted to the Con- 
sumers Company, a corporation, its 
successors and assigns to construct, 
maintain and operate a single rail- 
road switch track along and across 
the east-and-west sixteen foot pub- 
lic alley lying and being between 
Addison street on the north, Edd.y 
street on the south, Chicago, Mil- 
waukee & St. Paul right-of-way on 
the east and North Racine avenue 
on the west, from a point on the 
north line of said alley approxi- 
mately four hundred forty-five 
(445) feet east of the east line of 
North Racine avenue to a point on 
the south line of said alley approxi- 
mately four hundred eleven (411) 
feet east of the east line of North 
Racine avenue, as shown in red 
upon plat hereto attached which 
for greater certainty is hereby made 
a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and 
authority herein granted shall cease 
and determine twenty years from 
and after the date of the passage of 
this ordinance and this ordinance 
shall at any time before the expira- 
tion thereof be subject to modifica- 
tion, amendment or repeal without 
the consent of the grantee herein, 
and in case of repeal all the priv- 
ileges hereby granted shall there- 
upon cease and determine. In the 
event of the termination of the 
authority or privilege hereby grant- 
ed by the repeal of this ordinance, 
the grantee by the filing of the 
written acceptance hereinafter men- 
tioned, shall be understood as con- 
senting that the City shall retain 
all money it shall have previously 
received from said grantee under 
the provisions of this ordinance, 
said money to be considered and 
treated as compensation for the 
authority, permission and privileges 
enjoyed from the date of the passage 
of this ordinance until such repeal. 



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By the filing of the written ac- 
ceptance of this ordinance herein- 
after provided for, said grantee 
hereby agrees to elevate at its own 
expense and without any expense, 
damage or liability to the City of 
Chicago of any kind whatsoever, 
the switch track herein authorized, 
upon notice so to do from the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, or fail- 
ing so to do, shall within sixty (60) 
days after being notified to that 
effect by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, remove the switch track 
herein referred to. Said switch 
track, if elevated, shall be elevated 
under the direction and supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, and the 
construction and material used in 
the elevation of said switch track 
shall be of the same character as 
that used in the construction of the 
main tracks with which said track 
connects. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall 
keep such portion of said alley as 
is occupied by said switch track in 
good condition and repair and safe 
for public travel, to the satisfaction 
and approval of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. At the termina- 
tion of the rights and privileges 
heroin granted, by expiration of 
time or otherwise, the said grantee 
shall forthwith restore such por- 
tion of said alley occupied by said 
switch track to a condition safe for 
public travel, similar to the remain- 
ing portion of said alley in the same 
block, to the satisfaction and ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works. If said grantee shall 
fail to restore said alley at the ter- 
mination of said privileges, then the 
work shall be done by the City of 
Chicago, and the cost and expense 
of doing such work shall be paid 
by the said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and 
maintenance of the switch track 
herein provided for shall be sub- 
ject to all existing ordinances of the 



City of Chicago now in force or 
which may hereafter be in force 
relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railroad tracks, 
and the construction and mainten- 
ance thereof shall be under the su- 
pervision and to the satisfaction of 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. The said grantee agrees 
to pay to the City of Chicago, ab' 
compensation for said switch track, 
the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars 
per annum, payable annually in ad^ 
vance, the first payment to be made 
as of the date of the passage of this 
ordinance and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter, pro- 
vided that if default is made in the 
payment of any of the installments 
of compensation herein provided, 
for, the privileges herein granted 
may be immediately revoked by the 
Mayor, or this ordinance may be 
repealed by the City Council under 
the powers reserved in Section Two 
(2) hereof, and thereupon this ordi- 
nance shall become null and void. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the author- 
ity herein granted, said grantee shall 
execute a bond to the City of Chi- 
cago in the penal sum of Ten Thou- 
sand dollars ($10,000.00) with sure^ 
ties to be approved by the Mayor> 
conditioned upon the faithful ob- 
servance and performance of all 
and singular the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance; and con- 
ditioned further to indemnify, keep 
and save harmless the City of Chi- 
cago against all liabilities, judg- 
ments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against 
said City in consequence of the.. 
granting of this ordinance, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to 
or recovered from said City from 
or by reason or on account of i\^ 
passage of this ordinance, or from 
or by reason or on account of any 
act or thing done by the grantee 
herein by virtue of the authority 
herein granted. Said bond and the 
liability of the sureties thereon shall 



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be kept in full force throughout the 
life of this ordinance, and if at any 
time during the life of this ordi- 
nance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herem 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, provided that a 
^Titten acceptance of this ordinance 
and the bond hereinabove provided 
for shall be filed with the City Clerk 
within sixty (60) days after the 
passage of this ordinance. 



Aid. Fisher presented a petition 
containing frontage consents of ad- 
jacent property-owners to the con- 
struction and operation of the 
switch track authorized by the fore- 
going ordinance, together with a 
verification report from the Super- 
intendent of Maps thereon, which 
were ordered 

Placed on file. 

Said report contained the follow- 
ing summary: 

RECAPITULATION. 

Feet 

Total property frontage 161.00 

Majority of which is 80.06 

Total frontage — • 

Signed 111.00 

Rejected 0.00 

Verified 111.00 111.00 

Surplus 30.94 



Bepublic Box Co. and Louis F. 

Nonnast: Switch Track Across 

North Halsted St. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries on an 
•ordinance granting permission and 
authority to the Republic Box Com- 
pany and Louis F. Nonnast to con- 
struct, maintain and operate a rail- 
road switch track across North Hal- 
sted street at Hooker street, de- 



ferred and published December 28, 
1916, page 2688. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensation of $100.00 
per annum, as fixed by the Commit- 
tee on Compensation [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 662]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Norris, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Kimball, Tyden, 
Cross, Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, Mc- 
Nichols, Cullerton, Krumdick, Ker- 
ner, Novak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Powers, Bow- 
ler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capitain, 
Link, Lipps, Watson, Adamowski, 
Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 
O'Toole, Pegram, Fisher, Rea, 
Michaelson, Blaha, Toman, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 50. 

Nays — Werner, Merriam, Rodri- 
guez, Sitts, Murray, Healy, Ellison, 
Kennedy, Kearns, Buck — 10. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and 
authority be and the same are here- 
by given and granted to Republic 
Box Company, an Illinois corpora- 
tion, and Louis F. Nonnast, their 
heirs, executors, successors and as- 
signs, to construct, m^ntain and op- 
erate a single railroad switch track 
connecting with the switch track 
now running in, upon and along the 
north side of Hooker street, begin- 
ning at a point in the west line of 
North Halsted street, produced 
southerly 10 feet south of the inter- 
section of said west line of said 
North Halsted street, and th^ north- 
easterly line of Hooker street, in 
Elston Addition to Chicago; thence 
continuing on a curved line in a 



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southeasterly direction a distance 
of about 100 feet to a point in the 
east line of North Halsted street 
about 10 feet south of the northwest 
corner of Lot 11, Block 97, of Elston 
Addition to Chicago, as shown upon 
attached map by blue lines between 
the points "A" and "B," which, for 
greater certainty, is made a part 
hereof. 

Section 2. The permission and 
authority herein granted shall cease 
and determine twenty (20) years 
from and after the date of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, and this or- 
dinance shall at any time before the 
expiration thereof be subject to 
modification, amendment or repeal, 
without the consent of the grantees 
herein, and in case of repeal, all 
privileges hereby granted shall 
thereupon cease and determine. In 
the event of the termination of the 
authority or privileges hereby 
granted by the repeal of this ordi- 
nance, the grantees, by the filing of 
the written acceptance hereinafter 
mentioned, shall be understood as 
consenting that the city shall retain 
•all money it shall have previously 
received from said grantees under 
the provisions of this ordinance, said 
money to be considered and treated 
as compensation for the authority, 
permission and privileges enjoyed 
from the date of the passage of this 
•ordinance until such repeal. 

By the filing of the written ac- 
ceptance of this ordinance herein- 
after provided for, said grantees 
agree that if the switch track of the 
railroad company with which said 
switch track connects shall be ele- 
vated, said grantees will elevate, or 
cause to be elevated, at their own 
expense, and without any damage, 
expense or liability to the City of 
Chicago of any kind whatsoever, the 
said switch track herein referred 
to, or failing so to do, will within 
sixty (60) days after being notified 
to that effect by the City of Chicago, 
remove the switch track herein re- 
ferred to. Said switch track, if ele- 
vated, shall be elevated under the 



direction and supervision and to th0 
satisfaction of the Commissioner qI 
Public Works, and the construction 
and material used in the elevation of 
said switch track shall be of the 
same character as that used in the 
construction of the main switcli 
track. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantees herein shall 
keep such portion of said street as 
is occupied by said switch track in 
good condition and repair and safe 
for public travel, to the satisfaction^ 
and approval of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. At the termina- 
tion of the rights and privileges 
herein granted by expiration of 
time or otherwise, the said grantees 
shall forthwith restore such por- 
tions of said street occupied by said 
switch track to a condition safe for 
public travel, similar to the remain- 
ing portion of said street in the same 
block, to the satisfaction and ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works. If said grantees shall fail 
to restore said street at the termina- 
tion of said privileges then the work 
shall be done by the City of Chi- 
cago, and the cost and expense of 
doing such work shall be paid by 
the said grantees. 

Section 4. The rights and priv- 
ileges hereby granted are so granted 
upon the express condition that the 
grantees herein shall operate no 
cars or engines upon or along said 
switch track, except between the 
hours of 1 A. M. and 5 A. M. and that 
they shall during all times when 
engines or cars, or any or either of 
them, are operated along or over 
said switch track, maintain a 
watchman at said crossing across 
North Halsted street, for the pur- 
pose of protecting the public safety, 
and shall also construct, maintain 
and operate gates of a type to be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works at all times when said 
switch track is being used as afore- 
said. 

Section 5. The said grantees 



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agree to pay to the City of Chicago, 
as compensation for said switch 
track, the sum of One Hundred Dol- 
lars ($100.00) per annum, payable 
annually in advance, the first p^y^- 
ment to be made as of the date of 
the passage of this ordinance, and 
each succeeding payment , annually 
thereafter, provided that if default 
is made in the payment of any of 
the installments of compensation 
herein provided for, the privileges 
herein granted may be immediately 
revoked by the Mayor or this or- 
dinance may be repealed by the City 
Council under the powers reserved 
in Section two (2) hereof, and 
thereupon this ordinance shall be- 
come null and void. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the author- 
ity herein granted, said grantees 
shall execute a bond to the City of 
Chicago in the penal sum of Ten 
Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) with 
sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the faith- 
ful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions ana 
provisions of this ordinance; and 
conditioned further to indemnify, 
keep and save harmless the City of 
Chicago against all liabilities, judg- 
ments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come 
against said city in consequence 
of the granting of this ordi- 
nance, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered 
from said city from or by reason or 
on account of the passage of this or- 
dinance, or from or by reason or 
on account of any act or thing done 
by the grantees ijerein by virtue of 
the authority herein granted. Said 
bond and the. liability of the sure- 
ties thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond 
shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall 
thereupon cease. 

Section 7. Nothing herein con- 
tained shall be construed as grant- 



ing any authority for the main- 
tenance or operation of any switch 
track or railroad track with which 
the track herein authorized con- 
nects, the permission and author- 
ity in this ordinance being expressly 
limited to the switch track described 
in Section one (1) hereof. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and approval; pro- 
vided that a written acceptance of 
this ordinance and the bond herein- 
above provided for shall be filed 
with the City Clerk within sixty 
(60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance. 



C, M. & St. P. Ry. Co.: Switch Track 
Across W. Ontario St. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries on an 
ordinance granting permission and 
authority to the Chicago, Milwaukee 
& St. Paul Railway Company to 
maintain and operate a railroad 
switch track across West Ontario 
street, east of Kingsbury street, de- 
ferred and published January 11, 
1917, page 2793. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensation of $100.00 
per annum, as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 669]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Rlchert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam. Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
CuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner. No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Baderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 



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'L\Q\ '6T ^JBnu^J 



Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blah a, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 6 A. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and 
authority be and the same are here- 
by given and granted to the Chicago, 
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany, a corporation, its successors 
and assigns, to maintain and operate 
as now constructed a single rail- 
road switch track over and across 
West Ontario street from a point on 
the south line thereof approximate- 
ly sixty- five (65) feet east of the 
easterly line of Kingsbury street to 
a point on the north line thereof 
approximately fifty-five (55) feet 
east of the easterly line of Kings- 
bury street, as shown in red and 
marked "A - B" on blue print here- 
to attached which for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and 
authority herein granted shall 
cease and determine twenty (20) 
years from and after January 28, 
1916, and this ordinance shall at any 
time before the expiration thereof 
be subject to modification, amend- 
ment or repeal without the con- 
sent of the grantee herein, and in 
case of repeal all the privileges 
hereby granted shall thereupon 
cease and determine. In the event 
of the termination of the authority 
or privileges hereby granted by the 
repeal of this ordinance, the grantee 
by thC' filing of the written accep- 
tance hereinafter mentioned, shall 
be understood as consenting that 
the city shall retain all money it 
shall have previously received from 
said grantee under the provisions 
of this ordinance, said money to be 
considered and treated as compen- 
sation for the authority, permis- 



sion and privileges enjoyed froi 
the date of the passage of this 
ordinance until such repeal. 

By the filing of the written ac- 
eefitance of this ordinance herein- 
after -provided for, said grantee! 
hereby agrees to elevate at its own: 
expense and without any expense 
damage or liability to the City oli 
Chicago of any kind whatsoever 
the switch track herein authorized! 
upon notice so to do from the 
Commissioner of Public Works, oi 
failing so to do, shall within sixtjl 
(60) days after being notified te^ 
that effect by the Commissioner oi 
Public Works, remove the switct 
track herein referred to. Saic 
switch track, if elevated, shall b( 
elevated under the direction anc 
supervision and to the satisfactior 
of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, :and the construction anc 
material used in the elevation oi 
said switch track shall be of the 
same character as that used in th( 
construction of th>e m;ain tracks 
with which said track connects. 

Section 3. During the life oi 
this ordinance the grantee hereir 
shall keep such portion of saic 
street as is occupied by said switcl 
track in good condition and repaii 
and safe for public travel, to th(i 
satisfaction and approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. A 
the termination of the rights anc 
privileges herein granted, by ex- 
piration of time or otherwise, the 
said grantee shall forthwith restore 
such portion of said street occupiec 
by said switch track to a conditioi 
safe for public travel, similar t( 
the remaining portion of said stree- 
in the same block, to the satisfac- 
tion and approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. If saic 
grantee shall fail to restore saic 
street at the termination of saic 
privileges, then the work shall be 
done by the City of Chicago, anc 
the cost and expense of doing sue! 
work shall be paid by the saic 
grantee. 



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Section 4. The operation and 
maintenance of the switch track 
herein provided for shall be sub- 
' ject to all existing ordinances of 
[ ' the City of Chicago now in force 
i I or which may hereafter be in force 
J " relating to the use and operation of 
; switch tracks and railroad tracks, 
and the construction and mainte- 
nance thereof shall be under the 
supervision and to the satisfaction 
of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 5. The said grantee 
agrees to pay to the City of Chi- 
cago, as compensation for said 
switch track, the sum of One Hun- 
dred Dollars ($100.00) per annum, 
payable annually in advance, the 
first payment to be made as of the 
date of' January 28, 1916, and each 
succeeding payment annually there- 
after, provided that if default is 
made in the payment of any of the 
installments of compensation herein 
provided for, the privileges herein 
granted may be immediately re- 
voked by the Mayor, or this ordi- 
nance may be repealed by the City 
Council under the powers reserved 
in Section two (2) hereof, and 
thereupon this ordinance shall be- 
come null and void. 

Section 6. Before, doing any 
work under and by virtue of the 
authority herein granted, 'j said 
grantee shall execute a bond to the 
City of Chicago in the penal sum 
of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,- 
000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned 
upon the faithful observance and 
performance of all and singular 
the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance; and conditioned 
I further to indemnify, keep and save 
harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, 
costs, damages and expenses which 
may in any wise come against said 
City in consequence of the granting 
of this ordinance, or which may 

I accrue against, be charged to or 
recovered from said City from or 



by reason or on account of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from 
or by reason or on account of any 
act or thing done by the grantee 
herein by virtue of the authority 
herein granted. Said bond and the 
liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in full force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and 
if at any time during the life of 
this ordinance such bond shall not 
be in full force, then the privi- 
leges herein granted shall there- 
upon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, provided that a 
written acceptance of this ordi- 
nance and the bond hereinabove 
provided for shall be filed with the 
City Clerk within sixty (60) days 
after the passage of this ordinance. 



The Sanitary District of Chicago:. 
Elevated Switch Track. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries on an 
ordinance granting permission and 
authority to The Sanitary District 
of Chicago to construct, maintain 
and operate an elevated switch 
track over and across alleys in the 
block bounded by Ainslie street, 
Broadway, Lawrence avenue and C, ' 
M. & St. P. R. R., deferred and pub- 
lished January 11, 1917, page 2793. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
said /report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet NO'. 
669]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
R'ichert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
CuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 



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Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toale, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed : 

Be it ordainefi by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and 
authority be and the same are 
hereby given and granted to The 
Sanitary District of Chicago, a mu- 
nicipal corporation, to construct, 
maintain and operate a single ele- 
vated switch track across the first 
north-and-south sixteen (16) foot 
public alley lying west of the right- 
of-way of the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway Company in 
the block bounded by Lawrence 
avenue, Broadway, Ainslie street 
and the right-of-way of the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way Company, from a point on the 
east line of said alley approximate- 
ly three (hundred thirty (330) feet 
north of the north line of Lawrence 
avenue to a point on the west line 
thereof approximately two hundred 
fifty (250) feet north of the north 
line of Lawrence avenue; thence 
across private property and across 
the first east-and-west isixteen (16) 
foot public alley north of Lawrence 
avenue from a point on the north 
line thereof approximately eight 
and one-half (8i^) feet west of the 
west line of the north-and-south 
public alley first above mentioned 
to a point on the south line thereof 
approximately ten (10) feet west of 
the west line of said north-and- 
south public alley, as shown by 
heavy blue lines on print hereto 
attached, which for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance. 



The said switch track shall be 
carried across the alleys On suitable 
bridges of one, two, three, four or 
five spans, the superstructure of 
which shall consist of iron, steel or 
reinforced concrete or a combina- 
tion "of the same. The said bridges 
shall be supported upon abutments 
of concrete or stone masonry, or 
upon abutments and rows of iron, 
steel or reinforced concrete col- 
umns braced together laterally and 
erected on and anchored to masonry 
foundations constructed upon pri- 
vate property. 

It is hereby made a special pro- 
vision of this ordinance that there 
shall be no depression in the alleys, 
and that no columns or supports 
shall be constructed within the 
roadway space of said alleys. 

The clear headroom in the alleys 
under the said elevated switch track 
shall be not less than twelve (12)' 
feet from the lowest point of the 
girders to the present grade of the 
alleys. 

Section 2. The permission and 
authority herein granted shall 
cease and determine twenty (20) 
years from the date of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, and this 
ordinance shall at any time before 
the expiration thereof be subject 
to modification, amendment or re- f 
peal,.v%nd in case of repeal, all priv- 
ileges hereby granted shall there-; 
upon cease and determine. In the 
event of the termination of the 
authority or privileges hereby 
granted by the repeal of this ordi- 
nance, the grantee by the filing of 
the written acceptance hereinafter- 
mentioned, shall be understood as 
consenting that the City shall retain 
all money it shall have previously 
received from the said grantee un- 
der the provisions of this ordinance, 
said money to be considered and 
treated as compensation for the au- 
thority, permission and privileges 
enjoyed from the date of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance until such 
repeal. 



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Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall 
keep that portion of the alleys under 
said switch track in good condition 
and repair and safe for public travel 
to the satisfaction and approval of 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted by ex- 
piration of time or otherwise, the 
said grantee shall remove said 
switch track unless this ordinance 
is renewed and forthwith restore 
such portions of said alleys under 
said switch track to a condition 
safe for public travel, similar to 
the remaining portion of said alleys 
in the same block, to the satisfac- 
tion and approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. If said 
grantee shall fail to remove said 
switch track and restore said alleys 
at the termination of said privi- 
leges, then the work shall be done 
by the City of Chicago, and the cost 
and expense of doing such work 
shall be paid by the said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and 
maintenance of the elevated switch 
track herein provided for shall be 
subject to all existing ordinances of 
the City of Chicago now in force, 
or which may hereafter be in force, 
relating to the use and operation of 
switch tracks and railroad tracks, 
and the construction and mainten- 
ance thereof shall be under the su- 
pervision and to the satisfaction of 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

i Section 5. The authority herein 
I granted is conditional upon the 
i faithful observance and, perform- 
[ance of all and singular the condi- 
tions and provisions of this ordi- 
nance, and conditional further that 
the said The Sanitary District of 
Chicago will indemnify, keep and 
save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, 
30sts, damages and expenses which 
may in any wise come against the 
City in consequence of the granting 
3f this ordinance, or which may ac- 
crue against, be charged to or re- 



covered from said City of Chicago 
from or by reason or on account of 
the passage of this ordinance, or 
from or by reason or on account of 
any act or thing done by the grantee 
herein or by virtue of the authority 
herein granted. 

Section 6. That all the work 
hereiribefore riequired to be done by 
said grantee across the said alleys 
or in connection therewith, shall be 
done and performed under the su- 
perintendence and subject to the in- 
spection and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and approval, pro- 
vided that a written acceptance of 
this ordinance shall be filed with 
the City Clerk of the City of Chicago 
within sixty (60) days after the 
passage hereof. 



Standard Oil Company: Switch 
Track Across W. 96th St. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report o-f the 
Committee on Local Industries on an 
ordinance granting permission and 
authority to Ghauncey W. Martyn to 
construct, maintain and operate a 
railroad switch track in and along 
alley and across West 96th street, 
west of Genoa avenue, deferred and 
published January 11, 1917, page 
2793. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with the Standard Oil Com- 
pany as grantee, with compensation 
of $107.50 per annum, as fixed by 
the Committee on Compensation 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 669]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hi'Ckey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 



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Merriam, Kim'ball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
GuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowi-ak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Oapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and 
authority be and the same are 
hereby given and granted to Stand- 
ard Oil Company, an Indiana cor- 
poration, its successors and assigns, 
to construct, maintain and operate a 
single railroad switch track begin- 
ning at a point on the westerly line 
of the first northeasterly-and- 
southwesterly twenty (20) foot 
public alley west of Genoa avenue 
approximately sixty-nine (69) feet 
southwesterly of the south line of 
West 96th street; thence running in 
a northeasterly direction along and 
across said alley and across West 
96th street to a point on the easter- 
ly line of said alley approximately 
thirty (30) feet northeasterly of 
the north line of West 96th street 
as shown in red upon plat hereto 
attached, which for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and 
authority herein granted shall cease 
V and determine twenty (20) years 
from and after the date of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, and this or- 
dinance shall at any time before the 
expiration thereof be subject to 
modification, amendment or repeal 
without the consent of the grantee 
herein, and in case of repeal all the 
privileges hereby granted shall 
thereupon cease and determine. In 



the event of the termination of the 
authority or privileges heretoy 
granted by the repeal of this ordi- 
nance, the grantee by the filing of 
the written acceptance hereinafter 
mentioned, shall be understood as 
consenting that the city shall retain 
all money it shall have previously 
received from said grantee under 
the provisions of this ordinance, said 
money to be considered and treated 
as compensation for the authority, 
permission and privileges enjoyed 
from the date of the passage of this 
ordinance until such repeal. 

By the filing of the written ac- 
ceptance of this ordinance herein- 
after provided for, said grantee 
hereby agrees to elevate at its own 
expense and without any expense, 
damage or liability to the City of 
Chicago of any kind whatsoever, the 
switch track herein authorized, 
upon notice so to do from the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, or fail- 
ing so to do shall, within sixty (60) 
days after being notified to that ef- 
fept by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, remove the switch track 
herein referred to. Said switch 
track, if elevated, shall be elevated 
under the direction and supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, and the 
construction and material used in 
the elevation of said switch track 
shall be of the same character as 
that used in the construction of the 
main tracks with which said track 
connects. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall 
keep such portion of said alley as 
is occupied by said switch track 
in good condition and repair and 
safe for public travel, to the satis- 
faction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. At the 
termination of the rights and priv- 
ileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said 
grantee shall forthwith restore 
such portion of said alley occu- 
pied by said switch track to a condi- 
tion safe for public travel, similar 



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to the remaining portion of said 
alley in the same block, to the sat- 
isfaction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. If said 
grantee shall fail to restore said 
alley at the termination of said 
privileges, then the work shall be 
done by the City of Chicago, and the 
cost and expense of doing such work 
shall be paid by the said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and 
maintenance of the switch t^ack 
herein provided for shall be subject 
to all existing ordinances of the City 
of Chicago now in force or which 
may hereafter be in force relating 
to the use and operation of switch 
tracks and railroad tracks, and the 
construction and maintenance 
thereof shall be under the super- 
vision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. The said grantee 
agrees to pay to the City of Chicago, 
as compensation for said switch 
track the sum of one hundred seven 
and fifty one-hundredths dollars 
($107.50) per annum, payable an- 
nually in advance, the first payment 
to be made as of the date of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, and each suc- 
ceeding payment annually thereaf- 
ter, provided that if default is made 
in the payment of any of the install- 
ments of compensation herein pro- 
vided for, the privileges herein 
granted may be immediately re- 
voked by the Mayor, or this ordi- 
nance may be repealed by the City 
Council under the powers reserved 
in Section two (2^ hereof, and 
thereupon this ordinance shall be- 
come null and void. 

Section 6. Before doing any 
work under and by virtue of the 
authority herein granted, said 
grantee shall execute a bond to the 
City of Chicago in the penal sum of 
Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), 
with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the faith- 
ful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance; and 



conditioned further to indemnify, 
keep and save harmless the City of 
Chicago against all liabilities, judg- 
ments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against 
said City in consequence of the 
granting of this ordinance, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to 
or recovered from said City from 
or by reason or on account of the 
passage of this ordiujance, or from 
or by reason or on account of any 
act or thing done by the grantee 
herein by virtue of the authority 
herein granted. Sard bond and the 
liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in full force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and 
if at any time during the life of 
this ordinance such bond shall not 
be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, provided that a 
written acceptance of this ordinance 
and the bond hereinabove provided 
for sha^l be filed with the City Clerk 
within sixty (60) days after the 
passage of this ordinance. 



Aid. Fisher presented a petition 
containing frontage consents of ad- 
jacent property-owners to the con- 
struction and operation of the 
switch track authorized by the fore- 
going ordinance, together with a 
verification report from the Super- 
intendent of Maps thereon, which 
were ordered 

Placed on file. 

Said report contained the follow- 
ing summary: 

recapitulation. 

. Feet 

Total property frontage 265.00 

Majority of which is 132.51 

Total frontage — 

Signed 196.00 



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Rejected 0.00 



Verified 196.00 19.6.00 



Surplus 63.^ 



George St: Opening Across Right of 
Way of C, M. & St. P. Ry. 

Aid. Healy. moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an order directing the Chicago, Mil- 
wa.ukee & St.- Paul Railway Company 
to open George street across its right 
of way between Natoma and Neenah 
avenues, deferred and published De- 
cember 7, 1916, page 2362. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy ,moved to concur in said 
report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
der was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Cough 1 in, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hiokey, 
Ric'hert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
CuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 



Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be . and he 
is hereby directed to require the 
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul 
Railway Company to open George 
street where the same crosses its 
right of way at the intersection of 
the Dunning spur track of said 
company, between Natoma and 
Neenah avenues, for public use, and 



to install in said street proper 
crosswalks and a plank roadway. 



Street-Paving Guarantees: Reports 

to City Council Before Periods 

Expire. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance amending Section 2069 
of The Chicago Code of 1911, to proi- 
vide that notices of expirations of 
guarantees reserved in street paving 
contracts shall be given to the City 
Council within certain periods pre- 
ceding such expirations, deferred 
and published January 11, 1917, 
page 2794. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, as amended by said commit- 
tee [printed in Pamphlet No. 670]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance as so amended was 
passed, by yeas and nays as. follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
CuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelso^ 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 2069 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 2069 of 



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The Chicago Code of 1911 be and the 
same is hereby amended by adding 
the following thereto: 

"In all cases where a street 
shall have been improved under 
the direction of the Board of 
Local Improvements and the con- 
tract for such paving contains a 
provision relating to the guar- 
antee and maintenance of such 
improvement for a fixed period, 
it shall be the duty of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to re- 
port to the City Council not more 
than six months nor less than- 
three months before such period 
expires the fact that such guar- 
antee on such street is about, to 
expire and the date of the expira- 
tion thereof and such repairs, if 
any, as may be necessary to the 
said street." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and approval. 



Vehicles: Requirement for Stopping 
Before Crossing Boulevards. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance requiring that vehi- 
cles be brought to a full stop be- 
fore being driven onto boulevards, 
deferred and published January 11, 
1917, page 2794. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
670]. 

The motion prevailed ^nd said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hick:ey, 
R'icbert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball. Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith. 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 



Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, ^Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Oapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. It shall be unlawful 
for any person, firm or corporation 
driving or operating any vehicle 
propelled by animal or other power 
upon the public streets or alleys of 
the City of Chicago to drive or cause 
same to be driven onto any boule- 
vard within the limits of the City 
of Chicago without first bringing 
such vehicle to a full and complete 
stop. 

Section 2. Any person, firm or 
corporation violating any of the 
provisions of this act shall be fined 
not less than $5.00 nor more than 
$200.00 for each offense. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 



Grand Crossing Tack Co.: Two '* 
Conduits. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys 
on an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to the Grand 
Crossing Tack Company to maintain 
and operate two conduits under and 
across South Chicago avenue, 
northwesterly of Jefferson avenue, 
deferred and published January 11, 
1917, page 2794. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensation of $100.00 
per annum, as fixed by the Com- 



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January 19, 1917. 



mittee on Compensation [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 670]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hicikey, 
R'ichert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
Cullerton, KT*umdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Oapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and 
authority be and the same are here- 
by given and granted to the Grand 
Grossing Tack Company, a cor- 
poration, its successors and assigns, 
to maintain and operate as now in- 
stalled, one thirty-six (36) inch 
cast iron conduit under and across 
South Chicago avenue at a point 
a(t)proximately one hundred four- 
teen (114) feet northwest of the 
westerly line of Jefferson avenue; 
said conduit to contain pipes for 
the transmission of water and steam 
for power purposes between the 
premises of the grantee located on 
both sides of South Chicago avenue 
at that point; also to maintain and 
use as now installed a concrete 
conduit not exceeding twenty-seven 
(27) inches by twenty-two (22) 
jnches in size under and across 
South Chicago avenue at a point 
approximately one hundred nine- 
teen (119) feet northwest of the 
westerly line of Jefferson avenue; 
said last mentioned conduit io con- 
tain eight (8) ducts for the instal- 



lation of wires for the transmissiODt 
of electricity between the premises 
of the grantee situated on both 
sides of South Chicago avenue at 
that location, the location and con- 
struction of said conduits to be 
substantially as shown upon blue 
prints hereto attached which for 
greater certainty are hereby made 
a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and 
authority herein granted shall 
cease and determine ten *(10) years 
from and after January 21, 1917, 
or may be revoked at any time prior 
thereto by the Mayor in his dis- 
cretion without the consent of the 
grantee herein named. This ordi- 
nance shall also be subject to 
amendment, modification or repeal 
at any time without the consent of 
the grantee, and in case of such re- 
peal all the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease and 
determine. In the event of the 
termination, revocation, amend- 
ment or modification of the author- 
ity or privileges herein granted, by 
lapse of time, the exercise of the 
Mayor's discretion, or the exercise 
by the City Council of the powers 
above reserved, the said grantee, by 
the filing of the written acceptance 
hereinafter provided for, shall be 
understood as consenting that the 
City shall retain all money it shall 
have previously received under the 
provisions of this ordinance from 
the said grantee, said money to be 
considered as compensation for the 
authority, permission and priv- 
ileges enjoyed from the date of the 
passage of this ordinance until 
such action by the Mayor or City 
Council as the case may be. 

Section 3. At the expiration of 
the privileges herein granted, the 
conduits herein authorized shall be 
removed unless the privileges here- 
in granted shall be renewed. If said 
conduits shall be removed, the space 
where the same shall have been 
located shall be filled up and the 
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to a condition similar to the bal- 
(ance of the street in the same block 
to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, at the sole 
expense of the grantee herein, with- 
out cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago; 
provided, that in the event said 
grantee shall refuse or neglect to 
remove said conduits when so or- 
dered to do, and to restore the pave- 
ment over said street, said work 
shall be done by the City of Chi- 
cago, and the cost thereof charged 
to the grantee herein. Said grantee 
shall do no permanent injury to 
said street or in any way interfere 
with any public cable, wire, pipe 
or conduit therein, and shall not 
open or incumber more of said 
street than shall be necessary to 
enable it to proceed with advantage 
in installing said conduits. No 
permit shall be issued allowing any 
work to be done in and about the 
installation of said conduits until 
plans and specifications of the com- 
pleted structure .shall first have 
een submitted to and approved by 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 
A copy of said plans shall at all 
times remain on file in the office 
3f the said Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 4. The said grantee 
agrees to pay to the- City of Chi- 
cago, as compensation for said 
'.onduits, the sum of one hundred 
dollars (SIO'O.OO) per annum, pay- 
ble annually in advance, the first 
!?ayment to be made as of the date 
3f January 21, 1917, and each suc- 
3eeding payment annually there- 
after; provided, that if default is 
aiade in the payment of any of the 
nstallments of compensation here- 
n provided for, the privileges 
granted may be immediately ter- 
oainated under any one of the pow- 
3rs reserved to the Mayor or City 
:3ouncil by Section two (2) here- 
)f, and thereupon this ordinance 
5hall become null and void. 

Section 5. During the life O'f 
.his ordinance the grantee herein, 






its successors or assigns, shall at 
all times keep the surface of the 
street over the said conduits in a 
condition satisfactory to the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and safe 
for public travel. 

Section 6. No work shall be 
done under the authority of this 
ordinance until a permit authoriz- 
ing same shall have been issued by 
the Commissioner of Public Works, 
and no permit shall issue until the 
grantee herein shall execute to the 
City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten 
thousand dollars ($10,000.00), with 
sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the faith- 
ful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and 
conditioned further to indemnify, 
keep and save harmless the City 
of Chicago against all liabilities, 
judgments, costs, ■ damages and ex- 
penses which may in any wise come 
against said City in consequence of 
the granting of this ordinance, or 
which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said 
City from or by reason or on ac- 
count of any act or thing done by 
the grantee herein by virtue of 
the authority herein granted. Said 
bond and the liability of the sure- 
ties thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordi- 
ance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance, such bond 
shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall 
thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from 
and after its passage and approval, 
provided the said grantee shall file 
its written acceptance of this ordi- 
nance and the bond hereinabove pro- 
vided for with the City Clerk with- 
in sixty (60) days after the pas- 
sage hereof. 



Vacation of Alley: In Block Boond-- 
ed by N. Austin Avenue, Dakin 



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Street^ Irving Park Boulevard 
and N. Meade Avenue. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance providing for the va- 
cation of the north-and-south 
alley in the block bounded by North 
Austin avenue, Dakin street, Irving 
Park boulevard and North Meade 
avenue, in Herman A. Ott New 
Home Subdivision, N. W. i^, -Sec- 
tion 20-40-13 (Albert J. Schorsch, 
beneficiary), deferred and publish- 
ed January 11, 1917, page 2794. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensation of $50.00, 
as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation [printed in Pamphlet No. 
670]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas—KennsL, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hicikey, 
R'lChert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Oapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blah a. Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north- 
and-south sixteen (16) foot public 
alley west of and adjoining the west 
line of lot twenty (20), block one 
.(1), Herman A. Ott New Home 
Subdivision, being a Subdivision of 



the east half (E4^) of northeast 
quarter (NE%) of northwest quar- 
ter (NWi/4) of Section twenty (20), 
Township fo-rty (40) North, Range 
thirteen (13), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian; said alley be- 
ing further described as all of the 
north-and-south public alley in the 
block bounded by Irving Park 
boulevard, Dakin street. North 
Austin avenue and North Meade 
avenue, as colored in red and in- 
dicated by the words "to be 
vacated" on the plat hereto at- 
tached, which plat for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made apart of this 
ordinance; be and the same is here- 
by vacated and closed, inasmuch 
as same is no longer required for 
public use and the public interests 
will be subserved by such vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein 
provided for is made upon the ex- 
press condition that within sixty 
(60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance, Albert J. Schorsch shall 
dedicate to the public and open up 
for public use as an alley, the south 
sixteen (16) feet of the north one 
hundred forty-one (141) feet of lot 
nineteen (19), block one (1), Her- 
man A. Ott New Home Subdivis-" 
ion aforementioned, as colored in 
yellow and indicated by the words 
"to be dedicated" on the afore- 
mentioned plat; and further shall 
within sixty (60) days after the 
passage of this ordinance, pay 
to the City of Chicago the sum of 
Fifty Dollars ($50.00) towards a 
fund for the payment and satisfac- 
tion of any and all claims for dam- 
ages which may arise from the va- 
cation of said alley; and further 
shall within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance, de- 
posit in the city treasury of the 
City of Chicago a sum sufficient to 
defray all cost of constructing side- 
walk and curb across the entrance 
to the alley herein vacated, and 
paving and curbing returns into the 
alley herein dedicated, similar to 
the sidewalk and curbing in Dakin 
street, between North Austin 



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avenue and North Meade avenue, 
and paving and curbing in North 
Meade avenue, between Dakin 
street and Irving Park boulevard. 
The precise amount of the sum so 
deposited shall be ascertained by 
the Commissioner of Pubilic Works 
after such investigation as is re- 
quisite. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from 
and after its passage, subject to the 
conditions of Section two (2) here- 
of, provided said grantee shall 
within sixty (60) days after the 
•passage of this ordinance, file for 
record in the office of the Recorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, 
a certified copy of this ordinance, 
together with a plat properly exe- 
cuted and acknowledged showing 
the vacation and dedication herein 
provided for. 



Vacation of Alley: In Block Bound- 
ed bv Drexel Boulevard, Ellis 
Avenue, E. 47th Street and E. 46th 
Street 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance providing for the va- 
cation of part of the first north- 
and-south alley east of Drexel 
boulevard in the block bounded by 
Drexel boulevard, Ellis avenue, East 
47th street and East 46th street, in 
Clarke and Layton's Subdivision, 
in Block 8, Walker & Stinson's Sub- 
division, S. W. %, 'Section 2-38-14 
(estate of Isabella C. Leland, bene- 
ficiary), deferred and published 
January 11, 1917, page 2795. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, • with compensation of 
$100.00, as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 670]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 



Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 

Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimhall, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Oapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Tom-an, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of 
the north-and-'south sixteen (16) 
foot public alley east of and adjoin- 
ing the east line of lots five (5) and 
six (6), (except therefrom that part 
of said lot five (5) taken for East 
47th street, and except the north one 
hundred (100) feet of said lot six 
(6) ), in Clarke and Layton's Sub- 
division of lots seven (7), eight 
(8), nine (9) and ten (10), in block 
eight (8), in Walker and Stinson's 
Subdivision of west half (W 1/2) of 
southwest quarter (SW%), Section 
tw^o (2), Township thirty-eight 
(38) Noi*th, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Meri- 
dian; said part of said alley being 
further described as the south one 
hundred thirty-one (131) feet, 
more or less, of the first north-and- 
south public alley east of Drexel 
boulevard in the block bounded by 
East 46th street, East 47th street, 
Ellis avenue and Drexel boulevard, 
as colored in red and indicated by 
the words "to be vacated" on. 
the plat hereto attached, which plat 
for greater certainty is hereby made 
a part of this ordinance; be and 
the same is hereby vacated and 
closed, inasmuch as same is no 
longer required for public use and 



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the public interests will be sub- 
served by such vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein 
provided for is made upon the ex- 
press condition that within sixty 
(60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance, Ralph L. Cobb, Henry G. 
Wick and Charles W. Leland, as 
trustees under the will of Isabella 
C. Leland, deceased, shall pay to 
the City of Chicago the sum of one 
hundred dollars ($100.00) towards 
a fund for the payment and satis- 
faction of any and all claims for 
damages which may arise from the 
vacation of said part of said alley; 
and further shall within sixty (60) 
days after the passage of this ordi- 
nance, deposit in the city treasury 
of the City of Chicago a sum suf- 
ficient to defray all cost of con- 
structing sidewalk and curb across 
the entrance to the part of the alley 
herein vacated, similar to the side- 
walk and curbing in East 47th 
street, between Ellis avenue and 
Drexel boulevard. The precise 
amount of the sum so deposited 
shall be ascertained by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works after 
such investigation as is requisite. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from 
and after its passage, subject to 
the conditions of Section two (2) 
hereof, provided said grantees shall 
within sixty (60) days after the 
passage of this ordinance, file for 
record in the office of the Recorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a 
certified copy of this ordinance. 



Vacation of Alley: In Block Bound- 
ed by Hirsch Street, Massasoit 
Avenue, N. Menard Avenue and 
Potomac Avenue. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance providing for the va- 
cation of part of the north-and- 
south alley in the block bounded by 
Hirsch street. North Massasoit 
avenue, North Menard avenue and 



Potomac avenue, in Todd's Subdi- 
vision, N. E. %, Section 5-39-13 
(Catholic Bishop of Chicago, bene- 
ficiary), deferred and published 
January 11, 1917, page 2795. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
670]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross,' 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
Culler ton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson-,. 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Micbaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — ^64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of 
the north-and-south sixteen (16) 
foot public alley east of and adjoin- 
ing the east line of lots forty-one 

(41) and forty- two (42), and west 
of and adjoining the west line o/ 
lots forty-nine (49) and fifty (50), 
(except therefrom the north sixteen 
(16) feet of said lots forty- two 

(42) and forty-nine (49)), in 
Todd's Subdivision of the north half 
(NVa) of south half (SVa) of east 
half (E%) of northeast quarter 
(NEi/4) of Section five (5), Town- 
ship thirty-nine (39) North, Range 
thirteen (13), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian; said part of said 
alley being further described as 
the south two hundred fourteen and 
eighty-five one-hundredths (214.85) 



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2955 






feet, more or less, of the north-and- 
south public alley in the block 
bounded by Hirsch street, Potomac 
avenue. North Massasoit avenue and 
North Menard avenue, as colored in 
red and indicated by the words "to 
BE vacated" on the pfet hereto 
attached, which plat for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance; be and the same is here- 
by vacated and closed, inasmuch as 
same is no longer required for 
public use and the public interests 
will be subserved by such vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein 
provided for is made upon the ex- 
press condition that within sixty 
(60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance, the Catholic Bishop of 
Chicago, a corporation sole, shall 
dedicate to the public and open up 
for public use as an alley, the north 
sixteen (16) feet of lot forty-two 
(42), in Todd's Subdivision afore- 
mentioned, as colored in yellow and 
indicated by the words- "to be 
dedicated" on the aforemen- 
tioned plat; and further shall within 
sixty (60) days after the passage 
of this ordinance, deposit in the 
city treasury of the City of Chi- 
cago a sum sufficient to defray all 
cost of constructing sidewalk and 
curb across the entrance to the part 
of the alley herein vacated, and 
paving and curbing returns into 
the alley herein dedicated, similar 
to the sidewalk and curbing in Po- 
tomac avenue, between North Mas- 
sasoit avenue and North Menard 
avenue, and paving and curbing in 
Morth Menard avenue, between 
Hirsch street and Potomac avenue. 
The precise amount of the sum so 
deposited shall be ascertained by the 
Commissioner of Public Works 
after such investigation as is re- 
juisite. 

It is hereby made a special pro- 
/ision of this ordinance that if the 
part of the lalley herein vacated 
shall ever be used for other tha.n 
'eligious, educational or charitable 
mrposes, then the vacation herein 
Provided for shall become null and 



void and the ordinance shall be for 
naught held. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, subject to the con- 
ditions of Section two (2) hereof, 
provided said grantee shall within 
sixty (60) days after the passage 
of this ordinance file for record in 
the office of the Recorder of Deeds 
of Cook County, Illinois, a certified 
copy of this ordinance, together 
with a plat properly executed and 
acknowledged showing the vacation 
and dedication herein provided for. 



Vacation of Alleys: In Block Bound- 
ed by Alnslie Street, Marmora 
Avenue, N. Menard Avenue and 
Strong Street. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed £o 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on 'Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance providing for the va- 
cation of alleys in the block bound- 
ed by Ainslie street, Marmora ave- 
nue. North Menard avenue and 
Strong street, in Wm. Zelosky's 
Colonial Garden, a subdivision of 
West Fract'l 1/2 of S. E. Fract'l ^ of 
Fractional Section 8-40-13 (Catho- 
lic Bishop of Chicago, beneficiary), 
deferred and published January 11, 
1917, page 2795. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
670]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas—Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 

Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain,- Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 



2956 



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January 19, 1917. 



Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of^ Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north- 
and-south sixteen (16) foot public 
alley west of and adjoining the west 
line of lots five hundred fifty-one 
(551) to flVe hundred fifty- five 
(555), both inclusive; also all of the 
east-and-west sixteen (16) foot 
public alley south of and adjoining 
the south line of lots five hundred 
fifty-six (556) to five hundred 
seventy (570), both inclusive, and 
north of and adjoining the north 
line of lots five hundred seventy- 
one (571) to five hundred eighty- 
five (585), both inclusive, in Will- 
iam Zelosky's Colonial Garden, a 
subdivision of west fractional half 
of southeast fractional quarter of 
fractional Section eight (8), Town- 
ship forty (40) North, Range thir- 
teen (13), East of the Third Prin- 
cipal Meridian; said alleys being 
further described as all of the public 
alleys in the block bounded by 
Strong 'Street, Ainslie street, North 
Menard avenue and Marmora ave- 
nue, as colored in red and indi- 
cated by the words "to be 
vacated" on the plat hereto at- 
tached, which plat for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of 
this ordinance; be and the same 
are hereby vacated and closed, inas- 
much as same are no longer re- 
quired for public use and the public 
interests will be subserved by such 
vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein 
provided for is made upon the ex- 
press condition that within sixty 
(60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance, the Catholic Bishop of 
Chicago, a corporation sole, shall 
deposit in the city treasury of the 
City of Chicago a sum sufficient to 



defray all cost of constructing side- 
walk and curb across the entrances 
to the alleys herein vacated, similai? 
to the sidewalk and curbing in 
Strong street and Ainslie street, be-.. 
tween North Menard avenue and 
Marmora avenue, and in Marmora 
avenue, between Strong street and 
Ainslie street. The precise amount 
of the sum so deposited shall be 
ascertained by the Commissioner of 
Public Works after such investiga- 
tion as is requisite. 

It is hereby made a special pro- 
vision of this ordinance that if any 
part of the alleys herein vacated 
shall ever be used for other than 
religious, educational or charitable 
purposes, then the vacation herein 
provided for shall become null and 
void and the ordinance shall be for 
naught held. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, subject to the con- 
ditions of Section two (2) hereof, 
provided said grantee shall within 
sixty (60) days after the passage 
of this ordinance, file for record in 
the office of the Recorder of Deeds 
of Cook County, Illinois, a certified 
copy of this ordinance. 



Edison Park Avenue from Oketo 
Avenue to W. Line of E. ^, N. W. 
M Sec. 36-41-12, Etc. (System): 
Paving with Asphalt (and Tite 
Pipe Sewer in Overhill Avenue). 
Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
a recommendation, estimate an4 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with asphalt a system of 
streets as follows, to wit: Edison 
Park avenue from Oketo avenue td 
west line, E. 1/2, N. W. V^, Section 
36-41-12, etc., (system), deferred 
and published January 11, 1917, 
page 2796. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report, to approve said esti- 
mate and to pass said ordinance. 



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2957 



The motion prevailed and said 
estimate was approved and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimiball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blah a. Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 

Nays — None. ~" 



Runners: Repeal of License Pro- 
visions. 

Aid. Toman moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on License on an ordi- 
nance repealing Sections 2222 to 
2231 of The Ghicago Gode of 1911, 
providing for the licensing of run- 
ners, deferred and published Jan- 
uary 11, 1917, page 2797. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Toman moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
668]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tvden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 



ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Sections ?222, 
i223, 2224, 2225, 2226, 2227, 2228, 
2229, 2230 and 2231 of Chapter 41 
of The Ghicago Gode of 1911 be and 
the same are hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and approval. 



Buildings of "Mill Construction": 
Thicknesses of Roofs. 

Aid. Vanderbilt moved to pro- 
ceed to consideration of the report 
of the Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall on a communication from 
F. E. Davidson requesting amend- 
ment of Section 649 of The Chicago 
Gode of 1911, relative to the con- 
struction of roofs on mill-con- 
structed buildings equipped with 
sprinkler systems, deferred and 
published January 11, 1917, page 
2797. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Vanderbilt moved to concur 
in said report and to pass the ordi- 
nance submitted therewith [print- 
ed in Pamphlet No. 667]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Goughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, Mi&Gormick, |Jance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 



2958 



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January 19, 1917. 



ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 649 of 
The Chicago Code of 1911 be and 
the same hereby is amended to read 
as follows: 

"649. Definition — Mill Con- 
sttuctipn Requirements.) The 
term , "mill construction" shall 
apply to all buildings in which 
wooden posts, if used, have a sec- 
tional 'area of not less than one 
hundred square inches, and 
wooden girders and joists a sec- 
tional area of not less than 
seventy- two square inches, and 
roofs, if of wood, a thickness of 
not less than two and five-eighths 
inches in a single layer, except 
where the building is equipped 
with a sprinkler system when 
^ such layer may be not less than 
one and five-eighths inches thick, 
and floors, if of wood, a thickness 
of not less than three and one- 
half inches in not more than two 
layers, the lower one of which 
shall be not less than two and 
five-eighths inches in thickness, 
and in which • all structural 
metallic members, if used, are 
fireproofed as required for fire- 
proof construction. Where met- 
allic lintels are used to cover 
wall openings the fireproofing on 
the underside may ib^e omitted 
where such lintels are fireproof- 
ed eon the other three sides and 
all voids in them are filled solid 
with fireproof material. All 
floors and roofs not constructed 
as above shall be of fireproof 
construction as elsewhere re- 
quired for fireproof construction 
in this ordinance." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force ^nd effect from and after 
its passage and approval. 



Building at 2814 Cambridge Avenu^: 
Addition. 

Aid. Vanderbilt moved to pro- 
ceed to consideration of the report 
of the Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall on an order directing is- 
suance of a permit for the con- 
struction of an addition to build- 
ing at 2814 Cambridge avenue, de- 
ferred and published January 11, 
1917, page 2797. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Vanderbilt moved to concur 
in said report and to pass the sub- 
stitute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute order was passed, by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas—Keimdi, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Tomian, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit for the construction of an addi- 
tion to the building at 2814 Cam- 
bridge avenue, provided that said 
addition shall comply with all re- 
quirements of the Building Ordi- 
nances except the provision pro- 
hibiting the construction of a frame 
addition within the fire limits. 



Harvester Office Company: Instal- 
lation of Push -Button Elevator. 

Aid. Vanderbilt moved to pro- 
ceed to consideration of the report 



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2959 



of the Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall on an order directing is- 
suance of a permit to the Harvester 
Office Company to install one elec- 
tric push-button elevator in build- 
ing at 606 South Michigan avenue, 
deferred and published January 11, 
1917, page 2798. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Vanderbilt moved to concur 
in said report and to 'pass said 
order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, M'cGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
AVallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
A.daroowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
T. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
3f Buildings issue a permit to the 
Harvester Office Company, 606 
South Michigan avenue, to install 
me electric push-button elevator to 
[■un from first to third floors of 
>aid building, in accordance with 
olans submitted by the Otis Elevator 
^mpany. 



August Koch: Frame Shed. 

Aid. Vanderbilt moved to pro- 
heed to consideration of the report 
ft the Committee on Buildings and 
Jity Hall on an order directing that 
Lugust Koch be permitted to erect 
frame shed, deferred and pub- 
lished January 11, 1917, page 2798. 
The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Vanderbilt moved to concur 
in said report and to pass said 
order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kiniball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain. Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he hereby is 
directed to permit August Koch to 
erect, and maintain frame shed, 7 
feet by 24 feet, on premises known 
as 902 Wellington avenue. 



C. R. L & P. Ry. Co.: Vacations of 
Certain Streets and Alleys Be- 
tween S. Carpenter Street and S. 
Marshfleld Avenue. 

Aid. Michaelson .moved to pro- 
ceed to consideration of the report 
of the Committee on Compensation 
on an ordinance amending an ordi- 
nance passed July 10, 1916, grant- 
ing permission and authority to the 
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific 
Railway Company and the Balti- 
more and Ohio Connecting Railroad 
Company to elevate the plane of 
certain of their railroad and rail- 
way tracks, to provide for the va- 
cations of certain streets and alleys 
between South Carpenter street and 
South Marshfield avenue, deferred 
and published January 11, 1917, 
page 2801. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Michaelson moved to concur 
in said report and to pass said 
ordinance, with compensation of 
$311.47 [printed in Pamphlet No. 
672]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, M^Gormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Gross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
GuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geigor, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending an ordinance entitled "An 
Ordinance Authorizing and per- 
mitting The Ghicago, Rock Island 
and Pacific Railway Company and 
the Baltimore and Ohio Gonnect- 
ing Railroad Gompany to elevate 
the plane of certain of their rail- 
road and railway tracks within 
the Gity of Ghicago," passed De- 
cember 22, 1913, and published on 
pages 3>187 to 3202, both inclu- 
sive, of the official record of the 
Gouncil Proceedings of the Gity 
of Ghicago for the year d 913-14, 
and amended July 10, 1916, and 
published on pages 1490 and 1491 
of the official record of the Goun- 
cil Proceedings of the Gity of 
Ghicago for the year 1916-17. 
Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That an ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance authoriz,ing 
and permitting The Ghicago, Rock 
Island and Pacific Railway Gompany 
and the Baltimore and Ohio Gon- 



necting . Railroad Gompany to ele- 
vate the plane of certain of the,ir 
railroad and railway tracks within 
the Gity of Ghicago," passed De- 
cember 22, 1913, and published oil 
pages 3187 to 3202, both inclusive, 
of the official record of the Gouncil 
Proceedings of the Qity of Ghicago 
for the year 1913--! 4, and amended 
July 10, 1916, and puiblished on 
pages 1490 and 1491 of the official 
record of the Gouncil Proceedings 
of the Gity of Ghicago for the year 
1916-17, be and the same i§ 
hereby further amended as herein- 
after provided. 

Section 2. That Paragraph 1 of 
Section 1 of said original ordinance 
be and the same is hereby further 
amended by adding to said Para- 
graph 1, as already amended., and 
inserting at the end thereof, the 
following, to wit: 

"// The Chicago, Rock Island 
and Pacific Railway Company, or 
any receiver or receivers of the 
said Company, shall remove the 
suburban branch tracks from 
their present position on West 
89th street, as originally platted, 
and if The Chicago^ Rock Island 
and Pacific Railway Company, or 
I any receiver or receivers of said 
i Company, shall acquire a right of 
way for the said suburban branch 
south of, or immediately south of, 
said West 89th street, then The 
Ghicago, Rock Island and Pacific 
Railway Gompany, or any re- 
ceiver or receivers of said Com- 
pany, shall elevate the roadbed 
and railroad tracks of the said 
suburban branch on the acquired 
right of way from a point forty 
feet east of the east line of South 
Garpenter street, said point being 
the westerly limif of the eleva- 
tion provided for in the ordinance 
passed by the Gity Gouncil July 
13, 1908, as amended, to the west 
line of South Ashland avenue. 
From the west line of South Ash- 
land avenue the tracks of the said 
suburban branch shall descend on 
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to a connection with the present 
tracks west of South Ashland 
avenue." 

Section 3. That Section 4 of 
said original ordinance, be and the 
same is hereby amended by add- 
ing thereto and insert^ing at the end 
thereof the following, to wit: 

"// The Chicago, Rock Island 
and Pacific Railway Company, or 
any receiver or receivers of said 
Company, shall remove, the 
suburban branch tracks from 
their present position in West 
89th street, as originally platted, 
and if The Chicago, Rock Island 
and Pacific Railway Company, or 
any receiver or receivers of said 
Company, shall acquire a right 
of way for the said suburban 
branch south of, or immediately 
south of, said West 89th street, 
then subways shall be constructed ' 
beneath the tracks of the subur- 
ban branch on the right of way 
to be acquired where the said 
.tracks or the said right of way 
> shall be intersected and crossed 
by South Aberdeen street, South 
Center avenue, South Throop 
street, South Ada street. South 
Loomis street. South Laflin street, 
and South Ashland avenue. 

Any and all portions of eacfi 
street, avenue, alley or other 
public way, which is located be- 
tween South Carpenter street ana 
South Ada street and which 
crosses said West 89th street, or 
which leads up to or nearly up to 
West 89th street from the south, 
except such streets or avenues as 
are to be used and occupied by 
subumys to be constructed shall 
be and the same are hereby va- 
cated and discontinued as to that 
part of each street, avenue, alley 
or other public way, lying be- 
tiveen the new south line of West 
89th street and a line parallel 
therewith and one hundred sixty- 
six feet (166') south thereof. 

Any and all portions of each 
street, avenue, alley or other pub- 
lic tvay, which is located between 



South Ada street and South Ash- 
land avenue and which crosses 
said West 89th street, or which 
leads up to or nearly up to said 
West 89th street from the south, 
except such streets or avenues as 
are to be used and occupied by 
subways to be constructed, shall 
be and the same are hereby va- 
cated and discontinued as to that 
part of each street, avenue, al- 
ley or other public way, lying be- 
tiveen the neio south line of said 
West 89th street and a line paral- 
lel thereivith and one hundred 
forty-one feet (Hi' ) south there- 
of. 

Any and all portions of each 
alley or other public way located 
between Ashland avenue, on the 
east, and Marshfield avenue, on 
the west, and which leads up to 
or nearly up to the southerly line 
of the present existing right of 
way of The Chicago, Rock Island 
and Pacific Railway Company, be 
and the same are hereby vacated 
and discontinued as to that part 
of each alley or other public way 
lying between the south line of 
said present existing right of way 
and a line parallel therewith and 
twenty-five feet (25') south 
thereof. 

The vacations herein provided 
for shall not become effective 
unless The Chicago, Rock Island 
and Pacific Railway Company, or 
any receiver or receivers of said 
Company, shall within sixty 
(60') days after the passage and 
approval of this ordinance, as 
consideration for the matters ^ and 
things herein provided, pay to 
the City of Chicago the sum of 
three hundred eleven and 4-7- 
iOOths dollars ($3ii.47) and un- 
til said Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway Company, or any 
receiver or receivers of said 
Company shall have acquired 
title to the lots abutting the por- 
tion of the streets and alleys 
herein vacated, or shall have 
filed luith the City Clerk of the 



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City of Chicago the written con- 
sent of the owners of the prop- 
erty abutting the portion of said 
streets and alleys herein vacated. 

The City of Chicago shall take 
and prosecute to a conclusion any 
and all steps or proceedings that 
are or may he necessary to effect 
such vacation or such vacations. 

The new south line of West 
89th street hereinbefore referred 
to is the south line of West 89th 
street as described and located in 
Section 3 of an amendatory ordi- 
nance passed July iO, 4946, and 
published on pages 4^9S to 4503, 
both inclusive, of the official rec- 
ord, of the Council Proceedings of 
the City of Chicago for the year 
4946-47." 

Section 4. That the said origiinal 
ordinance, as amended, be and the 
same is hereby amended by adding 
thereto and inserting therein the 
following additional sections, to be 
known and designated as Sections 
18, 19 and 20, and that said addi- 
tional sections as added thereto and 
inserted therein shall read as fol- 
lows : 

"Section 48. In consideration 
of the acceptance of this ordi- 
nance by The Chicago, Rock 
Island and Pacific Railway Com- 
pany, or any receiver or receiv- 
ers of the said Company, if The 
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific 
Railway Company, or any receiver 
or receivers of the said Company, 
shall remove the suburban tracks 
from their present position in 
West 89th street, as originally 
platted, and if The Chicago, Rock 
Island and Pacific Railway Com- 
pany, or any receiver or receivers 
of the said Company, shall ac- 
quire a right of way for said su- 
burban branch south of, or im- 
mediately south of, said West 
89th street, then the City of Chi- 
cago on its part undertakes and 
agrees that upon this line of rail- 
umy, if it shall at any time re- 
quire a crossing or crossings at 
any street or streets, avenue or 



avenues, public way or public 
ways, for which no subway is or 
subways are provided in the 
schedule of subways contained in 
this ordinance, or shall open, lay 
out or extend any street or 
streets, avenue or avenues, public 
way or public ways, across the 
right of way herein mentioned 
between South Carpenter street, 
on the east, and South Marshfield 
avenue, on the west, such cross- 
ing or crossings shall be made by 
a subway or subways only, and no 
claim for compensation on ac- 
count of land taken for right of 
way of said street or streets, ave- 
nue or avenues, public way or 
public ways, shall be made by The 
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific 
Railway Company, or any receiv- 
er or receivers for said Company, 
and such waiver of compensation 
shall attach to and run with such 
land in the hands of any grantee 
or grantees of said Railway Com- 
pany, or of any receiver or re- 
ceivers of said Railway Company. 
The provision in this sectiok, 
including waiver of compensation 
for land taken for a street or 
streets, shall apply only to land 
actually used or occupied for a^ 
railroad right of way at the time 
of the opening of any such street 
or streets, avenue or avenues, 
public way or public ways. But 
the sole cost and expense of the 
construction of such subway or 
subways, and of such bridge or 
bridges as may be necessary to 
carry all the tracks on said Com- 
pamfs right of way, shall be 
borne and paid for by the City^ of 
Chicago without expense to said 
Railivay Company mentioned in 
this ordinance; and in no case 
shall any such subway or sub- 
ways, bridge or bridges, so to be 
built, be inferior in any respect 
to the bridges and subways to be 
built by the railway company 
across streets provided for in this , 
ordinance. 

The work of such construction 
shall be done by The Chicago, 



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Rock Island and Pacific Railway 
Company, or any receiver or re- 
ceivers of said Company, and the 
amount to be paid by the City for 
such work and construction shall 
not exceed the actual and reason- 
able cost thereof, ^aid bridges, 
y respectively, shall support all the 
tracks of said Company then ex- 
isting and in use across the lines 
of such proposed street or streets 
at the time of the construction of 
such subway or subways across 
such right of way or yards of 
said railway company. But said 
Railway Company, pr any receiver 
or receivers of said Company, 
shall not be required to do any 
work toivards the construction of 
any subways until the cost there- 
of, as may be estimated by the 
Commissioner of Public Works 
and the Chief Engineer of the said 
Railway Company, or any receiver 
or receivers of said Company first 
shall have been paid over to said 
Railway Company, or any receiv- 
er or receivers of said Company, 
or deposited in some responsible 
bank for its or their benefit, or 
the benefit of any of them, and to 
be paid over to the said Railway 
Company, or any receiver or re- 
ceivers of said Company, at once 
upon the completion of said 
work." 

"Section i9. If The Chicago, 
Rock Island and Pacific Railway 
Company, or any receiver or re- 
ceivers of said Company, shall re- 
move the suburban branch tracKs 
from their present position in 
West 89th street, as originally 
platted, and if The Chicago, Rock 
Island and Pacific Railway Com- 
pany shall acquire a right of way 
for the said suburban branch 
south of, or immediately south of, 
said West 89th street, then all the 
provisions of the ordinance of 
December 22, 1913, shall apply to 
all things provided for and em- 
braced in the amendatory ordi- 
nance of July 10, 1916, and in this 
ordinance unless otherwise speci- 
fied; and the respective rights, 



_ 



duties, poivers and obligations of 
the City of Chicago and The Chi- 
cago, Rock Island and Pacific 
Railway Company as prescribed 
by the ordinance of December 22, 
1913, shall attach and apply to 
the amendatory ordinance of July 
10, 1916, and to this ordinance; 
and the rights, duties, powers and 
obligations of the City of Chicago 
and The Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway Company, as to 
the matters and things required 
to be done and performed by the 
several provisions of the ordi- 
nance of December 22, 1913, shall 
attach and shall apply to the re- 
spective provisions of the amen- 
datory ordinance of July 10, 1916, 
and of this ordinance, which re- 
quire the same or corresponding 
matters and things to be done and 
performed under the new or al- 
tered conditions." 

"Section 20. This ordinance 
shall take effect from and after 
its passage and approval; pro- 
vided, however, that this ordi- 
nance shall be null and void un- 
less The Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway Company, or any 
receiver or req^ivers of said 
Company, shall n^e with the City 
Clerk of the City of Chicago its, 
or his or their, acceptance of this 
amendment within thirty (30) 
days after the passage and ap- 
proval of this amendment. The 
rights, duties, powers and obliga- 
tions of the City of Chicago and 
The Chicago, Rock ^Island and 
Pacific Railway Company, or any 
receiver or receivers of said Com- 
pany, as set out in the amenda- 
tory ordinance of July 10, 1916, 
and as set out in this ordinance, 
shall be construed the same in alt 
respects as if said ordinance of 
Decem.ber 22, 1913, had originally 
contained all the matters and 
things contained in the amenda- 
tory ordinance of July 10, 1916, 
and in this ordinance. 



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Certain Streets and Alleys Be- 
tween Vineennes Avenue and S. 
Carpenter Street, Etc. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to pro- 
ceed to consideration of the report 
of the Committee on Compensation 
on an ordinance amending an ordi- 
nance passed July 13, 1908, requir- 
ing the Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railroad Company, the 
Wabash Railroad Company, the 
Chicago and Southeastern Railroad 
Company and the Chicago, Rock 
Island and Pacific Railway Com- 
pany, respectively, to elevate the 
plane of certain of their railway 
tracks, to provide for the vacations 
of certain streets and alleys be- 
tween Vineennes avenue and South 
Carpenter street, etc., deferred and 
published January 11, 1917, page 
2801. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to concur 
in said report and to pass said 
ordinance, with compensation of 
$3,826.20 [printed in Pamphlet No. 

672]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows f 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePrieist, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Rlchert, Doyle, M'cCormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, Cross, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, 
Geiger, Walker, Ellison, Bauler, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, Capi- 
tain, Link, Lipps, Kennedy, Watson, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. 
J. Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Peg- 
ram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michaelson, 
Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending an ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance requiring the 



Chicago, and Western Indiam 
Railroad Company, the Beit 
Railway Company of Chicago, tfie 
Wabash Railroad Company, t|e 
Chic^ago and Southeastern Rail- 
road Company and the Chicago, 
Rock Island and Pacific Railway 
Company, respectively, to elevate 
the plane of certain of their rail- 
way tracks within the City of 
Chicago," passed July 13, 1908, 
and published on pages 1186 to 
1234, both inclusive, anc 
amended October 5, 1908, aric 
published on pageg 1369 and 1370, 
and amended November 9, 1908, 
and published on pages .1710 to 
1712, both inclusive, and amended 
December 14, 1908, and published 
on pages 2039 to 2041, both in- 
clusive, of the official record of 
the Council Proceedings of the 
City of Chicago for the year 
1908-09, and amended November 
1, 1909, and published on pages 
1601-1604, both inclusive, of the 
official record of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of the City of Chicago 
for the year 1909-10, and 
amended July 28, 1913, and pub- 
lished on pages 1825 to 1848, 
both inclusive, of the official 
record of the Council Proceedings 
of the City of Chicago for th 
year 1913-14, and amended De 
cember 22, 1913, and published 
on pages 3203 and 3204 of the 
official record of the Council 
Proceedings of the City of Chi 
cago for the year 1913-14, arid 
amended January 25, 1915, and 
published on pages 2172 to 317b; 
both inclusive, and amended 
February 8, 1915, and published! 
on pages 3444 and 3445 of the 
official record of the Council 
Proceedings of the City of Chi- 
cago for the year 1914-15, and 
amended January 10, 1916, and 
published on pages 2878 to 2880, 
both inclusive, and amended 
March 25, 1916, and published on 
pages 4068 to 4070, both in-i 
elusive, of the official record of 
the Council Proceedings of the 



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City of Chicago for the year 

1915-16, and further amended 

July 10, 1916, and published on 

[ pages 1494 to 1503, both in- 

! elusive, of the official record of 

the Council Proceedings of the 

City of Chicago for the year 

1916-17. 

3e it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance 

titled, "An ordinance requiring 

e Chicago and Western Indiana 

lilroad Company, the Belt Rail- 

ly Company of Chicago, the Wa- 

ish Railroad Company, the Chi- 

ago and Southeastern Railroad 

.ompany and The Chicago, Rock 

^land and Pacific Railway Com- 

iny, respectively, to elevate the 

ane of certain of their railway 

: acks within the City of Chicago," 

asse4 July 13, 1908, and published 

|)n pages 1186 to 1234, both in- 

lusive, of the official record of the 

'ouncil Proceedings of the City of 

Chicago for the year 1908-09, as 

mended, be and the same is hereby 

'irther amended as. hereinafter 

•rovided. 

Section 2. That Section 9 of 
aid original ordinance, as amend- 
d, be and the same is hereby fur- 
rier amended by adding thereto 
nd inserting at the end thereof, 
he following, to wit: 

"Any and all portions of 
Sangamon street lying between 
the south line of West Eighty- 
j ninth street, as originally platted, 
^ and the north line or northwest 
line of Vincennes Road, shall be 
and the same are hereby vacated 
and discontinued. 

Any and all portions of each 
alley or other public way, located 
between Vincennes road, on the 
east and Morgan street, on the 
toest, and which crosses said 
West Eighty-ninth street or 
lohich leads up to or nearly up 
to the said West Eighty-ninth 
street, be and the same are 
hereby vacated and discontinued 
as to that part of each such alley * 



or other public way lying be- 
tween the south line of West 
Eighty-ninth street, as originally 
platted, and a line parallel there- 
with and two hundred and sev- 
enty-five feet (275') south there- 
of. 

Any and all portions of eacti 
alley or other public way, located 
between Morgan street, on the 
east, and Carpenter street, on the 
west, and which crosses the said 
West Eighty-ninth street or 
which leads up to or nearly up 
to the said West Eighty-ninth 
street from the south, be and the 
same are hereby vacated and dis- 
continued as to that part of each 
such alley or other public way 
lying between the south line of 
West Eighty-ninth street, as 
described and located in Section 
3 of the amendatory ordinance 
passed July 10, 1916, and a line 
parallel to the said south line of 
West Eighty-ninth street nnd one 
hundred and sixty-six feet (i66' ) 
south thereof. 

The vacations herein provided 
for shall not become effective un- 
less The Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway Company, or any 
receiver or receivers of said 
Company shall within sixty (60) 
days after the passage and ap- 
proval of this ordinance, as con- 
sideration for the matters and 
things herein provided, pay to the 
City of Chicago the sum of Thir- 
ty-eight Hundred Twenty-six 
and 20-iOOths Dollars ($3826.20) 
and until said The Chicago, Rock 
Island and Pacific Railway Com- 
pany, or amy receiver or receiv- 
ers of said Company shall have 
acquired title to the lots abutting 
the portion of the streets and 
alleys herein vacated, or shall 
have filed with the City Clerk 
of the City of Chicago the writ- 
ten consent of the owners of the 
property abutting the portion of 
said streets and alleys herein va- 
cated. 

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and prosecute to a conclusion 
any and all steps or proceedings 
that are or may he necessary to 
effect such vacation, or such va-^ 
cations." 

Section 3. That Paragraph 6 of 
Section 14 of the said original ordi- 
nance, as amended, be and the same 
is hereby further amended by add- 
ing thereto and inserting at the end 
thereof the following, to wit: 

"It is understood and agreed 
that the north line of West 
Eighty-ninth street, from the 
west line of Morgan street to the 
east line of Ashland avenue, shall 
be located on the present north 
line of the present northerly 
thirty- foot strip of West Eighty- 
ninth street, and that the south 
line of said West Eighty-ninth 
street between said points shall 
be located fifty (50) feet south 
from and parallel with the said 
northerly line as above de- 
scribed." 

Section 4. That the said orig- 
inal ordinance, as amended, be and 
the same is hereby further 
amended by adding thereto and in- 
serting therein the following addi- 
tional sections, to be known and 
designated as Sections 18, 19 and 
20, and that said additional sec- 
tions as added thereto and inserted 
therein shall read as follows: 

"Section i8. In consideration of 
the acceptance of this ordinance 
by The Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway Company, or any 
receiver or receivers of said 
company, if The Chicago, Rock 
Island and Pacific Railway Com- 
pany, or any receiver or receivers 
of said company, shall remove 
the suburban branch tracks from 
their present position in West 
Eighty-ninth street, as originally 
platted, to a right of way ac- 
quired or to be acquired south of 
said West Eighty-ninth street, 
and if it, or any receiver or re- 
ceivers of said company, shall 
connect the main line tracks at a 



point about two hundred and 
sixty feet (260') south of the 
south line of West Eighty-eighth 
street with the tracks to be laid 
on a right of way acquired or to 
be acquired so that the suburban 
branch tracks and road bed will 
curve to the west across Yin^ 
cennes road and across West 
Eighth-ninth street, but in a po- 
sition south of the present exist- 
ing tracks and roadbed at said 
curve, then the City of Chicago 
on its part undertakes and agrees 
that upon this line of railway, 
if it shall at any time require 
a crossing or crossings at any 
street or streets, avenue or ave- 
nues, public way or public ways, 
for which no subway is or sub- 
ways are provided in the sched- 
ule of subways contained in this 
ordinance, or shall open, l(^f out 
or extend any street or streets, 
avenue or avenues, public way or 
public ways, across the right of 
way herein mentioned between 
the main line tracks, on the east, 
and Carpenter street, on the west, 
such crossing or crossings shall 
be made by a subway or subways 
only, and no claim for compensa- 
tion on account of land taken for 
right of way of said street or 
streets, avenue or avenues, pub- 
lic way or public ways, shall be 
made by The Chicago, Rock Isl- 
and and Pacific Railway Com- 
pany, or any receiver or receivers 
of said company, and such waiver 
of compensation shall attach to 
and run with such land in the 
hands of any grantee or grantees 
of said railway company, or of 
any receiver or receivers of said 
railway company. 

The provision in this section,, 
including waiver of compensation 
for land taken for a street or 
streets, shall apply only to land, 
actually used or occupied for a 
railroad right of way at the time 
of the opening of any such street ■ 
or streets, avenue or avenues, j 
public way or public ways. But\ 



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the sole cost and expense of the 
construction of such subway or 
subiuays, and of such bridge or 
bridges as may be necessary to 
carry all the tracks on said com- 
pany's right of way, shall be 
borne and paid for by the City 
of Chicago without expense to 
said railway company mentioned 
in this ordinance; and in no case 
shall any such subway or sub- 
ways, bridge or bridges, so to be 
built, be inferior in any respect 
to the bridges and subways to be 
b'iiilt by the railway company 
across streets provided for in this 
ordinance. 

The work of such construction 
shall be done by The Chicago, 
Rock Island and Pacific Raihuay 
Company, or any receiver or re-^ 
ceivers of said company, and the 
amount to be paid by the City 
for such ivork and construction 
shall not exceed the actual and 
reasonable cost thereof. Said 
bridges, respectively, shall sup- 
port all the tracks of said com- 
pany then existing and in use 
across the lines of such proposed 
street or streets at the time of 
the construction of such subway 
or subways across such right of 
way or yards of said railway 
company. But said railway 
company, or any receiver or re- 
ceivers of said' company, shall 
not be required to do any work 
towards the construction of any 
subways until the cost thereof, 
as may be estimated by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and 
the Chief Engineer of the said 
railway company, or any receiver 
or receivers of said company, 
first shall have been paid over 
to said railway company, or any 
receiver or receivers of said com- 
pany, or deposited in some re- 
sponsible bank for its or his or 
their benefit, or the benefit of 
any of them, and to be paid over 
tO' the said raihvay company, or 
any receiver or receivers of said 



company, at once upon the com- 
pletion of said work." 

"Section 49. If The Chicago, 
Rock Island and Pacific Railway 
Company, or any receiver or re- 
ceivers of said company, shall 
I remove the suburban branch 
tracks from their present posi- 
tion in West Eighty-ninth street, 
as originally platted, to a right 
of way acquired or to be ac- 
quired south of said West Eighty- 
ninth street, and if it, or any re- 
ceiver or receivers of said com- 
pany, shall connect the main line 
tracks at a point about two hun- 
dred and sixty feet (260') south 
of the south line of West Eighty- 
ninth street with the tracks to 
be laid on a right of way ac- 
quired or to be acquired so » 
that the suburban branch tracks 
and roadbed will curve to the 
west across Vincennes road 
and across West Eighty-ninth 
street, but in a position 
south of the present exist- 
ing tracks and roadbed at said 
curve, then all of the provisions of 
the ordinance of July iS, 4908, 
and the amendatory ordinances 
of October 5, 4908, November 9, 
4908, December 4i, 4908, Novem- 
ber 4, 4909, July 28, 4943, Decem- 
ber 22, 4943, January 25, 4943, 
February 8, 4945, January 40, 
4946, and March 25, 4946, shall 
apply to all the things provided 
for and embraced in the amenda- 
tory ordinance of July 40, 4946, 
and in this ordinance, unless 
otherwise specified; and the re- 
spective rights, duties, powers and 
obligations of the (Jity of Chicago 
and The Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Raihvay Company, as pre- 
scribed by the ordinance of July 
43, 4908, and the said amenda- 
tory ordinances, shall attach and 
apply to the amendatory ordi- 
nance of July 40, 4946, and to 
this ordinance; and the rights, 
duties, powers and obligations of 
the City of Chicago and The Chi- 
cago, Rook Island and Pacific 



2968 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



January 19, 1917. 



Railway Company as to the mat- 
ters and things required to be 
done and performed by the sev- 
eral provisions of the ordinance 
of July i3, 1908, and said 
amendatory ordinances, shall at" 
tach and apply to the respective 
provisions of the amendatory 
ordinance of July 40, i916, and 
of this ordinance, which require 
the same or corresponding mat- 
ters and things to be done and 
performed under the new or al- 
tered conditions." 

"Section 20. This ordinance 
shall take effect from and after 
its passage and approval; pro- 
vided, however, that this ordi- 
nance shall be null and void un" 
less The Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway Company, or any 
receiver or receivers of said 
company, shall fde with the City 
Clerk of the City of Chicago, its 
or his or their, acceptance of this 
amendment within thirty (30) 
days after the passage and ap- 



proval of this amendment. Tkt 
rights, duties, powers and obli- 
gations of the City of Chicago\ 
and The Chicago, Rock Island ar 
Pacific Railway Company, or an\ 
receiver or receivers of sail 
company, as set^ out in the 
amendatory ordinance of July 40, 
4946, and as set out in this ordi- 
nance, shall be construed the 
same in all respects as if said 
ordinance of July 43, 4908, ano 
the said amendatory ordinances, 
had originally contained all the 
matters and things contained* ifi 
the amendatory ordinance of July 
40, 4946, and in this ordinance 



Adjournment. 

Aid. Healy moved that the Coun- 
cil do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and th( 
Council stood adjourned to meet oi 
Wednesday, January 24, 1917, 
11:30 o'clock A. M. 





CITY CLBRK 



} ' 






COPY 



JOURNAlLi 



OF THE 



F^ROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY OOUNOIL 

OF THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Wednesday, January 24, 1917. 
11:30 O'CLOCK A. M. 

(Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present— Eon. Wm. Hale Thomp- 
son, Mayor, and Aid. Goughlin, 
Norris, Werner, Schwartz, Hickey, 
Richert, Doyle, McGormick, Nance, 
Merriam, Tyden, Cross, Vanderbilt, 
Block, Klaus, MoNichols, Gullerton, 
Krumdick, Kerner, Novak, Ander- 
son, Home, Smith, Utpatel, Rodri- 
guez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, 
Toman, Janke and Thos. J. Lynch. 

Absent — Kenna, DePriest, Martin, 
Kimball, Lawley and Wm. J. Lynch. 



Call to Order. 

At 11:30 o'clock A. M. (the hour 
appointed for the meeting), the 
Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quopum. 

The Clerk called the roll of mem- 
bers, and there was found to be 
A quorum present. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve the 
printed record of the Proceedings 
of the regular meeting held Friday, 
January 19, 1917, as submitted by 
the Clerk, as the Journal of the 
Proceedings of said meeting, and to 
dispense with the reading thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 



2969 



il. 



2970 



eOMMUNIGATIONS, ETC. 



January 24, 1917. 



Reconsideration of Vote. 



C, R. I. & P. Ry. Co.: Vacations of 
Certain Streets and Alleys be- 
tween S. Carpenter St. and S. 
Marshfield Av. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to recon- 
sider the vote by which the Council 
at its last preceding regular meet- 
ing, held January 19, 1917, passed 
an ordinance amending an ordinance 
passed December 22, 1913, running 
to the Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Rail\yay Company and other 
companies, to provide for vacations 
of certain streets and alleys between 
South Carpenter street and South 
Marshfield avenue, as noted on 
pages 2959.-60 of the Journal. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to refer 
said ordinance to the Committee on 
Track Elevation.. 

The motion prevailed. 



Reconsideration of Vote. 



C, R. I. & P. Ry. Co.: Vacations of 
Certain Streets and Alleys be- 
tween Vincennes Av. and S. Car- 
penter St., Etc. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to recon- 
sider the vote by which the Council 
at its last preceding regular meet- 
ing, held January 19, 1917, passed 
an ordinance amending an ordinance 
passed July 13, 1908, running to the 
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific 
Railway Company and other com- 
panies, to provide for vacations of 
certain streets and alleys between 
Vincennes avenue and South Car- 
penter street, etc., as noted on page 
2964 of the Journal. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to refer 
said ordinance to the Committee on 
Track Elevation. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, 
City Clerk, City Comptroller, Com- 
missioner of Public Works and 
other City Officers, Departments 
and Branches of the City Governf 
ment. 



Releases from House of Correction: 
Report. 

The Clerk presented a report 
submitted by His Honor the Mayor, 
containing a list of the names of 
persons released by him from the 
House of Correction during the 
week ended January 23, 1917, to- 
gether with the cause of each 
release, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Inspector of Oils: Monthly Report 
(December, 1916). 

ALSO, 

The following report of the In- 
spector of Oils, which was ordered 
placed on file : 

Office of Inspector of Oils,| 
Chicago, January 20, 1917.| 

Honorable Wm. Hale Thompson, 
Mayor, City of Chicago: 

HoNOBABLE SiR— Eucloscd here- 
with is monthly report for the 
month of December, 1916. * 

Very truly yours, 
('Signed) Paul Henderson, 

City Oil Inspector. 

financial report of the city oil 

inspector for the month of 

december, 1916. 

Total number of barrels 

inspected December, 1916.110,760 

Total number of barrels 

inspected December, 1915.100,059 



Total increase of barrels 
inspected December, 
1916 10,701 

RECEIPTS. 

Total number of barrels 

inspected, 110,760 at 6c.. $6,645.60 



January 24, 1917. 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



2971 



EXPENSES. 

Pay roll for month of De- 
cember $1,123.00 

City Collector, 8 street car 
books for November 21.20 

City Collector, 7 street car 
books for December 18.55 

City Collector, time books 
— typewriter ribbons — .70 

City Collector, 1 25-ride 
ticket I. C. R. R. to Grand 
Crossing 2.50 

City Collector, 1 25-ride 
ticket I. C. R. R. to Ken- 
sington 3.50 

City Collector, 500 sheets 
bond paper .56 

Cameron, Amberg & Co., 3 

cartons of labels * 1.26 

$1,171.27 

Total net receipts for 
December, 1916. .. .$5,474.33 

(Signed) Paul Henderson, 

City Oil Inspector. 



CITY CLERK. 

Report of Acceptances and Bonds. 

The City Clerk submitted a re- 
port of acceptances and bonds under 
ordinances, filed in his ofTice and 
not previously reported to the 
Council, which was ordered pub- 
lished and 
^ Placed on file. 

Said report reads as follows : 

Office of the City Clerk,] 
Chicago, January 24, 1917.] 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 

City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with 
the provisions of the Code, I hereby 
make report of acceptances and 
bonds, filed in this office : 

The American Brake Shoe and 
Foundry Company: Acceptance and 
Bond, ordinance of December 20, 



1916, switch track; filed January 
15, 1917. 

Illinois Maintenance Company : 
Acceptance and Bond, ordinance of 
December 20, 19.16, conduit; filed 
January 3, 1917. 

Jas. S. Kirk & Company: Bond, 
ordinance of July 30, 1913, widening 
of North Branch of River and im- 
provement of west dock line, near 
North avenue; filed January 23, 
1917. 

Overland Motor Company: Ac- 
ceptance and Bond, ordinance of 
November 28, 1916, steel pipe; filed 
January 13, 1917. 

Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) John Siman, 

City Clerk. 



Illinois Malleable Iron Co.: Two 
Conduits. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance granting permission 
and authority to the Illinois .Mal- 
leable Iron Company to install, 
maintain and use two conduits 
under and across North Paulina 
street north of Wolfram street, 
which was 

Referred, to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 



Mason Work Around Boilers and 
Sewers: Requirement for Pro- 
curing of Permits. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance amending Section 6 
of an ordinance passed January 16, 
1914, to impose a requirement for 
procurement of permits for mason 
work in connection with boilers and 
sewers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



Sundry Claims. 

ALSO, 

A claim of Max Lewandowski for 
a rebate of license fee and a claim 



2972 



COMMUNICATIONS. ETC. 



January 24, 1917, 



of T. D. Hewitt for a refund of 90 
per cent of special assessment for 
water supply pipe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

Report Concerning "Bar Permits." 

The Clerk presented a report, 
submitted by the City Collector, 
containing a list of persons to 
whom special "bar permits" were 
issued since the last preceding 
meeting of the Council, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 



Duplicate Payrolls: for December, 
1916. 

The Clerk presented duplicate 
payrolls, submitted by the City 
Comptroller, for the month of 
'December, 1916, which were ordered 

Placed on file. 



DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



Intoxicating Liquors: Delivery in 
Prohibition Territory. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 
the Corporation Counsel, which was 
ordered placed on file: 

Department of Law,) 
Chicago, January 2'3, 1917.J 
Eon. John Siman, City Clerk: 

Dear Sir — We are in receipt of a 
copy of the order of the City Coun- 
cil passed January 19, 1917, calling 
for an opinion in regard to the de- 
livery of alcoholic liquors into pro- 
hibition territory, especially in the 
light of the recent decision of the 
Supreme Court of the United States 
as to the importation of liquors into 
States in which it is unlawful to sell 
the same. 



We have wired the clerk of the 
Supreme Court at Washington for 
a copy of the opinion referred to, 
and as soon as possible after the 
same arrives we will prepare th© 
opinion requested. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Chester E. Cleveland, 
Acting Corporation Counsel 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
SERVICE. 



Gas Bureau: Monthly Report (for 
December, 1916). 

The Clerk presented a report of 
the Bureau of Gas, submitted by the 
Commissioner of Public Service, for 
the mopth of December, 1916, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
WORKS. 



Grades: Sundry Streets. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 
the Commissioner of Public Works: 
Department op Public Works,] 
Bureau of Sewers, } 

Chicago, January 23, 1917.J 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I herewith transmit 
a proposed ordinance for the estab- 
lishment of sundry street grades in 
the City of Chicago with the rec- 
ommendation that it be passed at 
the next meeting of the City Coun- 
cil. 

Respectfully, 
(.Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works, 
Recommended by 
(Signed) William R. Matthews, 

Bench and Grade Engineer, 
(Signed) Gfo. E. McGrath, 

Supt. Bureau of Sewers, 






January 24, 1917. 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



2973 



Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of the ordinance sub- 
mitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, OBIock, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. 

Nays — None. 

Th^ following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing the grades of sundry 
streets in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the grades of 
the following streets, at the loca- 
tions herein indicated, are hereby 
established at the following eleva- 
tions : 

Elevation 
In feet. 

On South Central avenue at 
intersection of West Adams 
street from the east 31.7 

On South Central avenue at 
intersection of West Adams 
street from the west 31.0 

On South Central avenue at 
intersection of Quincy street 31.0 

On Millard avenue at 633 feet 
south of West 16th street. . 15.5 



Elevation 
in feet. 

On South Kostner avenue at 
450 feet north of the north 
line of Fillmore street pro- 
duced east 24.0 

At the intersection of South 
Kildare avenue and Taylor 
street 23.6 

On West 12th street 300 feet 
west of west line of South 
Kostner avenue 23.25 

On West 22nd street at the in- 
tersection of South Kildare 
avenue (to the south) 21.5 

At southeast and southwest 
curb corners of South Hard- 
ing avenue and West 16th 
street 21.0 

On South Chicago avenue at 
the easterly portal of the 
subway beneath the Illinois 
Central Railroad 5.9 

On South Chicago avenue 397 
feet northwesterly of Kim- 
bark avenue 7.5 

On the southwest curb corner 
of South Chicago avenue and 
Chauncey aVenue 7.5 

On the southeast curb corner 
of South Chicago avenue 
and Chauncey avenue 8.5 

On the northeasterly curb line 
of South Chicago avenue at 
200 feet northwesterly of. 
Kimbark avenue 7.5 

On the northeastery curb line 
of South Chicago avenue at 
175 feet northwesterly of 
Kimbark avenue 8.5 

On Woodlawn avenue, 306 feet 
south of the south line of 
East 74th street (top of 
slope) 7.0 

On South Chicago avenue, 240 
feet northwesterly of the 
west line of Woodlawn ave- 
nue, measured on the north- 
easterly line of South Chi- 
cago avenue 8.5 



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January 24, 1917, 



Elevation 
in feet. 

On the northwest curb corner 
of Woodlawn avenue and 
■South Chicago avenue 1.6 

On the easterly curb of Wood- 
lawn avenue at the north- 
easterly line of South Chi- 
cago avenue 0.5 

At the intersection of East 
75th street and South Chi- 
cago avenue 0.5 

On East 75th street at the 
easterty line of DeSoto 
avenue, produced northerly 7.4 

On the north curb of East 
75th street, 95 feet west of 
the easterly right-of-way 
line of the Illinois Central 
Railroad 0.5 

On East 75th street, 125 feet 
west of the west line of 
Kimbarki avenue . , 8.0 

On East 75th street, 377 feet 
west of the west line of 
Kimbark avenue 8.0 

At the intersection of South 
St. Louis avenue and West 
45th street 16.0 

At the intersection of South 
St. Louis avenue and West 
44th street 15.5 

On West 45th street at first 
alley east of South St. Louis 

, avenue 16.0 

On West 44th street at first 
alley east of South St. Louis 
avenue 15.5 

At the intersection of Clifton 
Park avenue and West 46th 
street 17.0 

At the intersection of Clifton 
Park avenue and West 45th 
street 16.0 

On West 79th street, at the east 
line of Lowe avenue 12.8 

At the intersection of West 
79th street and Wallace 
street from the north 8.0 

On the northeast curb corner 
of West 79th street and 
Fielding avenue 8.5 



Elevation 
in feet. 

On the northwest curb corner 
of West 79th street and 
Fielding avenue 8.Q 

On the south curb of West 
79th street, 183 feet west 
of the west line of Parnell 
avenue 8.0 

On West 79th street, 41 feet 
west of the west line of Par- 
nell avenue produced from 
the south 12.6 

On the north line of West 79th 
street 159 feet east of the 
northeast corner of Fielding 
avenue and West 79th street 
(inside grade) 14.7 

On Wallace street, 172 feet 
north of the north line of 
West 79th street 13.2 

On East 76th street 200 feet 
east of east line of Chauncey 
avenue produced south 8.6 

On East 76th street at east line 
of Chauncey avenue pro- 
duced south 5.4 

On north curb iline of East 
76th street 266 feet we^st 
of east line of Chauncey 
avenue produced south 1.6^ 

On East 76th street 610 feet 
west of east line of Chauncey 
avenue produced south 1.6 

At southeast curb corner of 
East 76th street and Avalon 
avenue 2.5- 

At southwest curb corner of 
East 76th street and Avalon 
avenue 1.6 

At the intersection of the 
northeasterly curb line of 
Greenwood avenue with the 
northerly curb line of East 
76th street 5.5 

At the intersection of the 
southeasterly curb line of 
Greenwood avenue with the 
southerly curb line of East 
76th street 6.0' 

On the westerly curb line of 
Greenwood avenue' at the 



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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



2975 



Elevation 
in feet. 

center line of East 76th 

street produced west 6.0 

At the northeast curb corner 
of Avalon avenue and 
Anthony avenue 7.0 

At angle in westerly curb line 
of Avalon avenue opposite 
Anthony avenue 6.8 

On Avalon avenue 50 feet 
northwesterly from a line 
drawn normal to the north- 
easterly line thereof from 
the northeast corner of 
Anthony avenue and Avalon 
avenue 7.0 

On Avalon avenue 160 feet 
northwesterly from a line 
drawn normal to the north- 
easterly line thereof from 
the northeast corner of 
Anthony avenue and Avalon 
avenue 6.4 

On the northeasterly curb line 
of Avalon avenue at 360 feet 
northwesterly from a line 
drawn normal to the north- 
easterly line of Avalon 
avenue from the northeast 
corner of Anthony avenue 
and Avalon avenue : . 2.7 

On the southwesterly curb line 
of Avalon avenue at 400 
feet northwesterly from a 
line drawn normal to the 
northeasterly line of Avalon 
avenue from the northeast 
corner of Anthony avenue 
and Avalon avenue 2.1 

At the northwest curb corner 
of West 94th street and 
Pleasant avenue 67.1 

At the southeast curb corner 
of West 94th street and 
South Winchester avenue.. 71.4 

At the northwest curb corner 
of Sheridan Road and Loyola 
avenue from the northwest 10.7 

At the southwest curb corner 
of Sheridan Road and Loyola 
avenue from the northwest. 10.3 



Elevation 
in feet. 

On Loyola avenue from the 
northwest at the west line 
of Sheridan Road 10.7 

On Loyola avenue from the 
west at the intersection of 
Loyola avenue from the 
southeast 9.0 

On West Washington boule- 
vard 99 feet east of east line 
of North Talmaii avenue.. 15.1 

On West Washington boule- 
vard 219 feet east of east 
line of North Talman avenue 15.1 

On West Washington boule- 
vard 320 feet east of east 
line of North Talman avenue 17.6 

On West Washington boule- 
vard 360 feet east of east 
line of North Talman avenue 17.6 

On West Washington boule- 
vard 345 feet west of west 
line of North Campbell 
avenue 16.0 

At the northeast and south- 
east curb corners of South 
Western avenue and West 
95th street 87.5 

At the northeast and south- 
east curb corners of South 
Western avenue and West 
96th street 81.0 

At the northeast and south- 
east curb corners of South 
Western avenue and West 
97th street 80.0 

On the east curb line of South 
Western avenue 700 feet 
north of south iline of West 
99th street 83.0 

At the intersection of South 
Western avenue and West 
99th street 82.0 

At the intersection of South 
Western avenue and West 
100th street n 74.5 

At the intersection of South 
Western avenue and West 
101st street 79.5 



I 



2976 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



January 24, IQlTfi* 



I 



Elevation 
in feet. 

At the intersection of South 
Western avenue and West 
102nd street 75.5 

At the intersection of South 
Western avenue and West 
103rd street 80.0 

At the intersection of South 
California avenue and Fill- 
more street 15.2 

At the intersection of Colo- 
rado avenue and South Al- 
bany avenue from the south 17.8 

At the intersection of Colo- 
rado avenue and South Al- 
bany avenue from the north 17.6 

At the intersection of Colo- 
rado avenue and South 
Whipple street from the 
south 17.6 

At the intersection of Colo- 
rado avenue and South 
Whipple street from the 
north 17.5 

On West Van Buren street 
300 feet west of west line of 
South Albany avenue 16.8 

On the north curb of West 
12th street, 37 feet east of 
the east line of South Tal- 
man avenue produced north 11.5 

On West 12th street, 113 feet 
east of the east line of 
South Talman avenue 10.2 

On West 12th street, 154 feet 
west of the west line of 
south Campbell avenue, pro- 
duced from the south 10.2 

On West 18th street at west 
right-of-way line of Pitts- 
burgh, Cincinnati, Chicago 
& St, Louis Railway 13.0 

On West 18th street at east 
right-of-way line of Chi- 
cago Junction Railway 13.0 

On South Sawyer avenue at 
north line^f Douglas boule- 
vard 1^.5 

At the northwest, southwest, 
and northeast curb corners 



Elevatioil -i 
in feet, pi 

of South Kedzie avenue and | ; 
West 12th street , 14.51 \ 

On Arthington street 300 feet | ' 
east of east line of South \ , 
Spaulding avenue 15.0 1 ^ 

At northwest, southwest and [ 
northeast curb corners of 1 
South Kedzie avenue and i 
Polk street '. . . 15.5 

At northwest, southwest and 
southeast curb corners of 
South Kedzie avenue and 
Arthington street 

On northeast and northwest 
curb corners of South Cali- 
fornia avenue and West l&th 
street 



15.2 i ■ 



13.0 ri 



On South Homan avenue, 20 
feet north of the north line 
of Fillmore street (top of 
slope) 16.7 

On South Homan avenue, 115 
feet north of the north line « 
of Fillmore street (bottom 
of slope) 13.5 

On South Homan avenue, 220 
feet north of the north line 
of Fillmore street 13.5 

On South Homan avenue, 593 
feet north of the north line 
of Fillmore street 16.2 

At the intersection of South 
Washtenaw avenue and 
West 13th place 13.2 

At the intersection of South 
Washtenaw avenue and 
West 14th street 13.0 

At the intersection of South 
Rockwell street and West 
13th street 13.3 

At the intersection of South 
Western avenue and Ogden 
avenue 13.0 

At the intersection of South 
Western avenue and West 
18th street from the west 13.3 

At the intersection of South 
Western avenue and West 
18th street from the east 13.3 



r 



January 24, 1917. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2977 



Elevation 
In feet. 
On East 53rd street 380 feet 
east of east line of Hyde 
Park boulevard produced 

north 10.0 

On West 22nd street, 250 
feet west of west line of 

South Western avenue 15.3 

On West 22nd street, 490 feet 
west of west line of South 

Western avenue 8.0 

<")n West 21st place, 497 feet 
west of west line of South 

Western avenue 14.0 

On West 21st place at the 
west right-of-way line of 
the Chicago, Burlington & 

Quincy Railroad , 14.0 

On West 21st street, 321 feet 
west of west line of South 

Western avenue 13.3 

On West 21st street, 498 feet 
west of west line of 'South 

Western avenue 7.6 

The above elevations shall be 
measured from the plane of low 
water of Lake Michigan of A. D. 
1847, as established by the Board 
of Trustees of the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal and fixed by the 
City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago on July 11th, 1898, by an 
ordinance relating to the Lind 
Block Bench Mark, which ordinance 
was re-enacted as Section 1063 of 
the Chicago Code of 1911. 

Section 2. That all grades here- 
tofore established conflicting with 
the grades herein are hereby 
abolished. 

Section 3. That this ordinance 
shall be in force from and after 
its passage. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION 



Condemnation of Property. 

The Clerk presented a communi- 
cation sul)mitted by the Board of 
Education, requesting authority to 



condemn property fronting on West 
Ontario street at the northeast cor- 
ner of North Lamon avenue, adja- 
cent to the Nash school premises, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Ser- 
vice. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



Finance. 



Railway Terminal Commission: Ex- 
penditures during January, 1917. 

The Committee on Finance sub- 
mitted a report recommending the 
passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith, amending an ordinance 
passed December 13, 1916, to per- 
mit certain expenditures by the 
Railway Terminal Commission. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : • 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance 
heretofore passed by this Council 



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on December 13, 1916, and amended 
on January 11, 1917, be and the 
same is hereby further amended by 
adding at the end of Section 1 of 
said ordinance the following words : 
"nor shall the reduction provided 
for herein apply to the expense of 
the Railway Terminal Commission". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and after 
its passage. 



January 24, 19l|, 

i 



Bridgetenders: Requirement for 
Official Bonds. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage 
of an ordinance submitted there- 
with, requiring the giving of official 
bonds by bridgetenders. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Cough lin, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, )B'laha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1099 of 
The Chicago Code of 1911 be and 
the same is hereby amended as fol- 



lows: By adding at the end || 
Section 1099. the following 'wor^ 
and figures : "Provided, howevd| 
that bridgetenders shall execute % 
bond to the City in the sum S 
$1,500.00". 

Section 2. This ordinance shj 
be in force and effect from ai 
after its passage. 



City Employes: Minimum Wage 
Rates. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report : 

Chicago, January 24, 1917. ■ 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of tf^ 
City of Chicago in City Counc^ 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Fina^ce, t4 
whom was referred an ordinanef 
fixing minimum wage rates of Citf 
employes (referred October 30; 
1916, page 2040), having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that sai^ 
ordinance be placed on file and that, 
theattached report of the Finance 
Committee staff be published and 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman^ 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report 
recommended for publication in the 
foregoing report: 

Referring to the attached ordi- 
nance providing for a minimum 
wage as follows: 

"The minimum compensation 
of any person that now has been 
or hereafter shall have been 
continuously employed by the 
City of Chicago for a period of 2 
years or over, who shall have 



January 24, 1917. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



297.9 



attained the age of twenty- one 
years, shall be not less than three 
dollars per day, or, if employed 
by the hour, not less than thirty- 
seven and one-half cents per 
hour, if employed by the month, 
not less than ninety dollars per 
month, and if employed by the 
year, not less than one thousand 
' H and eighty dollars per annum; 
provided, that this ordinance 
shall not apply to persons em- 
ployed by the City who receive 
living quarters and sustenance 
from the city as a part of their 
compensation, in addition to their 
salaries." 

An estimate has been made on the 
basis of the 1916 appropriation bill 
of the cost of complying with the 
provisions of the proposed ordi- 
nance. This affects primarily the 
police, fire, clerical, inspection, and 
labor services, and will amount to 
approximately $793,000. The detail 
of this estimate is on file in the 
Staff's office. 

It is impossible to estimate or 
anticipate the added cost to the 
City which will grow out unques- 
tionably through a demand of 
persons in higher groups in grades 
for a revision of present salary 
schedules. In the above estimate 
the increase of the force of the fire 
department due to the double 
platoon system adopted by recent 
ordinance was not taken into con- 
sideration. Assuming the number 
of third-class men to be required to 
be 640, as estimated by the Fire 
Marshal, this will mean an addi- 
tional sum of $115,000.00. 

Any numerical increase in the 
police department will also bring 
about increases in third and second 
class men, $180 as to the first, and 
880 as to the second, per vannum. 

It is natural to believe that the 
Board of Education, the Public 
Library, and the Municipal Tuber- 
r-ulosis Sanitarium, which have 
heretofore adopted the salary 
-chedules in vogue in the City 



service, will follow the lead in the 
matter of increases as provided for 
above. No estimate has been made 
of the added cost of this service. 
The ordinance makes no provision 
regarding the rate of compensation 
of employes receiving less than 
$90 per month who are employed 
part time. It has been assumed to 
apply to such positions; however, 
the amount involved is small. 



Appropriation Bill: for 1917. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, consideration 
of which was deferred : 

Chicago, January 24, 1917. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
Aldermen, in City Council As- 
sembled: 

Gentlemen — ^As provided by law, 
the Committee on Finance herewith 
respectfully submits, in printed 
form, for your consideration, the 
annual appropriation bill of sums 
expendable out of corporate and 
water funds for the fiscal year 
commencing January 1, 1917, and 
ending December 31, 1917. 

Careful consideration has been 
given to details involved in each of 
the items set up in the estimates of 
the departments and the City Comp- 
troller. 

Owing to the Comptroller's re- 
port of reduced financial resources, 
the committee was compelled to 
present a budget greatly reduced 
over that of former years. We are. 
pleased to report, however, that the 
budget as presented is within the 
revenue of the year 1917. 

The policy of the automatic 
salary increases from group to 
group within civil service grades 
has again been recognized and pro- 
vision made for all such increases 
subject to seniority and efficiency. 
In spite of the shortage of finances, 
this committee believes th,at these 




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January 24, 1911 



automatic increases should prevail 
as it believes it is an incentive to 
individual increased efficiency. 

The committee respectfully re- 
quests the City Council to agree in 
its report for additional revenues to 
be derived from various sources of 
increased licenses, hoping to realize 
a sum of $500,000 by the enactment 
of the necessary ordinances, and 
hopes that the Comptroller will 
realize in addition a salvage during 
the year of approximately two per 
oent of the entire amount appro- 
priated, realizing therefrom another 
$500,000. These two items com- 
bined will give sufficient ftinds with 
which to pay the 1916 contract 
obligations due the Sanitary District 
of 'Chicago, which some few months 
ago was entered as a judgment 
against the City. The committee 
believes that this method of paying 
obligations is better than submitting 
to the voters a bond issue for the 
payment of this obligation. 

In conclusion the committee de- 
sires to express its thanks to the 
€ity Comptroller, to the Committee 
on Finance staff and to the heads of 
the various other departments for 
their co-operation and valuable as- 
sistance in the preparation of this 
budget. 

It is the committee's earnest hope 
that the City Council will adopt the 
appropriation b'ill as herewith sub- 
mitted. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



Streets and Alleys. 

The Committee on Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Healy, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, January 23, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your- Committee on Streets and 



Alleys, to whom was referred (Junh 
2, 1916, page 516) an ordinanc 
changing the names of Pine stree 
between East North Water strw 
and East Ohio street, and Lincol 
parkway, from East Ohio street t 
East Pearson street, to "Nort 
Michigan avenue", having had th 
same under advisement, beg leav 
to report and recommend th 
passage of said ordinance [ordi 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 682] 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy. 

Chairmm 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
report as follows: 

Chicago, January 23, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of th 
City of Chicago in City Counci 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets aii< 
Alleys, to whom were ref.errei 

(November 6, 1916, page 2102 
a communication from the Com 
missioner of Public Works ii 
reference to installation of gate 
by the P., C, C. & St. L. R. R. 
its crossing at 100th street, ati( 
(December 28, 19.16, page 2656 
an order directing issuance of- 
permit to the Castle Theater t 
erect and maintain a sign ii 
front of premises known as 
South iState street, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report an(| 
recommend that same be placed oi 
file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

• Chairmi 

Unanimous consent was given fo]| 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur ii 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



r 



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2981 



Schools, Fire, Police and Civil 
Service. 

The Committee on Schools, Fire, 
jPolice and Civil Service submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
notion of Aid. Thos. J. Lynch, de- 
ferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 23, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicagq in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service, to whom 
vas referred (January 19, 1917, 
lage 2885) a request from the 
Board of Education for concurrence 
n an appropriation of $10,000.00 
or additions to Medill high school, 
laving had the same under advise- 
nent, beg leave to report and 
ecommend the passage of the fol- 
owing order: 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
roller be and he is hereby author- 
zed and directed to set aside and 
lay out upon proper vouchers out 
A the unused-balance of the amount 
ippropriated for the building ac- 
■ount the sum of $10,000.00 for the 
rection of additions to the Medill 
ligh School, also remodeling of the 
Id building, 14th place and Throop 
treet. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Signed) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted 
he following report, which was, on 
notion of Aid. Thos. J. Lynch, 
ieferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 23, 1917. 

^0 the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, 
'olice and Civil Service, to whom 
vas referred (November 27, 1916, 

age 2182) a request from the 
^oard of Education for authority to 



acquire property adjoining Smyth 
School site, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Edu- 
cation be and it is hereby authorized 
to acquire title under the eminent 
domain law for the use of schools, 
to the following property : 

Lot 10 and Lots 38 to 50, both 
inclusive, in Block 3 in Henry 
Waller's Subdivision of the N. 
W. ,1/4 of the N. E. % of Section 
20-39-14; said property having 
a frontage of 24 feet on West 
13th street by a depth of 107 
feet, east of and adjoining the 
present school premises; and also a 
frontage of 340.4 feet on Maxwell 
street by varying depths of trian- 
gular lots, south of and adjacent to 
the present Smyth school premises. 
Provided that the payment of the 
purchase price of said property, as 
determined through judicial pro- 
ceedings, or by agreement of the 
parties, shall not be made until the 
amount of the purchase price so 
found shall have been reported by 
the Board ^ Education to the City 
Council and payment of said amount 
approved by order of the City 
Council. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman, 



All Matters Presented by the Alder- 
men; and Special Assessment, 
Improvement and Repealing Or- 
dinances Submitted by the Board 
of Local Improvements (Said 
Matters Having Been Presented 
in Order, bv Wards, Beginning 
with the Thirty-fifth Ward). 

THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werner presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 



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NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS. January 24, 1# 



he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Fred Kloese & Go. to 
erect and maintain a wooden sign, 
8 ft. by 3 ft. by 1-1/3 ft., extend- 
ing over sidewalk from front of 
building at 443 E. 43rd street. 
Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the 
Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject, to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 



FbURTH WARD. 

Aid. Hickey presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to George Taylor to con- 
struct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of 
premises known as 523 xV'est 31st 
street. Said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the 
terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, govermng the con- 
struction and mamtenance of 
driveways. 

Time Fixed for Next Succeeding 
Regular Meeting. 

Aid. Richert presented an ordi- 
nance fixing the time for the next 
succeeding regular meeting of the 
Council. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to amend 
said ordinance by striking out the 
words and figures "Saturday, Janu- 
ary 27th", and by inserting in lieu 
thereof the words and figures 
"Monday, January 29". 

Aid. Richert moved to lay said 
motion on the table. 

The motion to lay on the table 



was lost, by yeas and nays as f|] 
lows : 

Yeas — Werner, Hickey, Richi 
Doyle, McCormick, Nance, Merri& 
Vanderbilt, Block, McNichols, K^ 
ner, Murray, Powers, Bowl 
Geiger, Wallace, Gnadt, Capitj^i 
Link, Lipps, Kearns, Fisher, Bu^ 
Thos. J. Lynch— 24, 

Nays — Coughlin, Norris, TydBi 
Cross, Klaus, Cujlerton, Krumdi^^l 
Novak, Anderson, Home, Utpate 
Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowi 
Walkowiak, Healy, Miller, Frj 
Walker, Ellison; Bauler, Pretile 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Hrub|( 
Byrne, JVm. J. Lynch, 0'Todl« 
Pegram, Rea, Michaelson, Blahj 
Toman, Janke^-34. 

The question being put on th 
motion to amend, the motion pre 
vailed. 

The question next being put =0 
the passage of said ordinance 
amended, the motion prevailed a|i 
said ordinance as amended ^ 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Wernei 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tydei 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNicholi 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace 
Gnadt, Haderlein. Capitain. Link 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne 
O'Toole. Kearns, Pegram, Fishei 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. 

Na,ys — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Counci 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next regulai 
meeting of this Council to be hllc 
after the meeting of January 24 
1917, be and the same is hereby 
fixed to be held on Monday, Jan- 
uary 29, 1917, at 10:00 o'clock A. M 



January 24, 1917. new business — by wards. 



2983 



Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and after 
its passage. 

Aid. Richert presented an order 
amending an order passed Novem- 
ber 28, 1916, in reference to repair 
and overhauling of a motor vehicle. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said order. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
order. 

> I The motion prevailed and said or- 
i der was passed, by yeas and nays 
■ '■as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Gullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
J Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
t [Onadt, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole. Kearns, Pegram; Fisher. 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That an order here- 
tofore passed by this Council on 
November 28, 1916, and shown at 
page 2278 of the Council Proceed- 
ings of that date, authorizing the 
Fire Marshal to contract for re- 
pairing and overhauling auto- 
mobile, be and the same is here- 
by amended as follows: By 
striking out of the fifth line of 
said order the words "contract 
for" and inserting in lieu thereof 
the words "award work of", and 
by striking out of the eleventh 
line the words "contract with" 
and inserting in lieu thereof the 
words "award to", and by strik- 
ing out of the twelfth ,and thir- 
teenth lines the w^ords "to repair 
and overhaul" and inserting in 
lieu thereof the words "work of 
repairs and overhauling". 



Aid. Richert presented an order 
amending an order passed Novem- 
ber 28, 1916, in reference to con- 
struction of an automobile chassis. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said order. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, ■ Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole, Kearns, JPegram, Fisher, 
Rea,' Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That an order hereto- 
fore passed by this Council on 
November 28, 1916, and shown at 
page 2279 of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of that date, authoriz- 
ing the Fire Marshal to contract 
for a chassis, be and the same is 
hereby amended as follows: By 
striking out of the fifth line of 
said order the words "contract 
for" and inserting in lieu thereof 
the words "award work of". 

Aid. Richert presented an order 
amending an order passed Decem- 
ber 28, 1916, in reference to in- 
stallation of steel ceilings. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said order. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 



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NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. January 24, 1917. 






Yeas — Goughlin, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, HaderlQin, Gapitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson,^ 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, IBlaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. 

Nays — Nope. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That an order hereto- 
fore passed by this Council on 
December 28, 1916, and shown at 
page 2664 of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of that date, authorizing 
the Fire Marshal to let a contract 
for steel ceilings, be and the same 
is hereby amended as follows : By 
striking out of the fifth lirfe of 
said order the word "contract" 
and inserting in lieu thereof the 
word "work". 

Aid. Richert presented a claim of 
the American Express Company for 
a refund of water rates, and a claim 
of Mrs. C. Merk for a refund of 
license fee, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Doyle presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings be and he is 
hereby directed to revoke permit 
issued January 15, 1917, to The 
Reder Foundry Company for the 
^ erection of a one-story foundry 
building on premises known as 
the southeast corner of South 
Oakley avenue and West 35th 
place. 



EIGHTH WARD. I 

I 

Aid. Tyden presented an orderj 
directing issuance of a permit to! 
Mrs. Anna O'Hern to construct ai 
frame addition to building at thej 
southeast corner of South Chicago 
avenue and East 83rd street, whichS 
was I 

Referred to the Committee oni' 
Buildings and City Hall. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Vanderbilt and Block pre- 
sented an order directing that 
Joseph Margoli be permitted to oc- 
cupy and maintain building ait 
10114 South La Salle street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Block presented a claim of 
Richard DeYoung for a refund of 
90% of special assessment for water 
supply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. McNichols presented the fol- 
lowing ordpr, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Messrs. Cutler and Baer 
to erect and maintain a plumb- 
er's sign at the edge of the side- 
walk in front of 1442 West 1211 
street. Said plumber's sign shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination 
by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion 
duly passed: 



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2985 



Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and he is hereby di- 
rected to report to this Council 
at its next meeting the amount 
necessary to meet the automatic 
salary increases as set up in the 
appropriation ordinance for 1916. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an or- 
der directing issuance of a permit 
to E. L. Cook Lumber Company to 
construct an open frame shelter 
shed at 2309-15 South Ashland ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order 
for a bond issue of $1,000,000.00 to 
meet an apparent deficit in the 
revenues of the City for 1917, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Anderson presented orders 
for paving with brick the following 
alleys : 

Alley in the block bounded by 
West Congress street, West Har- 
rison street, South Francisco ave- 
nue and South California avenue; 

Alley in the block bounded by 
West Congress street, West Har- 
rison street, Inanda avenue and 
South Maplewood avenue; 

Alley in the block bounded by 
West Congress street, South Sac- 
ramento boulevard. West Har- 
rison street and South Albany 
avenue; 

Alley in the block bounded by 
Flournoy street, Lexington street. 
South Campbell avenue and 
South Rockwell street; 

Alley in the block bounded by 
Grenshaw street. West 12th 
street. South Western avenue 
and South Campbell avenue; 

Alley in the block bounded by 
Lexington street, Flournoy street, 
South Kedzie avenue and South 
Albany avenue; 



Alley in the block bounded by 
West Monroe street, Colorado 
avenue and South Sacramento 
boulevard; 

Alley in the block bounded by 
West Polk street, Lexington 
street. South California avenue 
and South Washtenaw avenue; 
and 

Alley in the block bounded by 
Warren avenue. South Campbell 
avenue, West Madison street and 
South Rockwell street; 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Health, Commissioner 
of Buildings, City Comptroller, 
and President of the Board of 
Local Improvements, are hereby 
ordered to comply with the 
Council order passed January 11, 
1917, and present to the next 
meeting of the City Council: 

First: A report in detail 
showing the number of Civil Ser- 
vice employes in their respective 
departments who have been tem- 
porarily forced out of the City's 
service since December 1st, and 
the monthly salary of each. 

Second: A report in detail 
showing the number of tempor- 
ary employes now working in 
their respective departments, 
length of time each one has been 
so employed, and the salary of 
each such temporary employe. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented a reso- 
lution protesting against recent ac- 
tion of the Board of Education in 
providing for military training in 
the public schools, and directing 
a comprehensive investigation of 
the conduct of the public schools, 
which was 



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NEW BUSINESS — ^BY WARDS. January 24, 191t. 



Referred to the Committee on 
Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Ser- 
vice. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Powers and Bowler pre- 
sented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall and maintain ,an electric arc 
light on f,he west side of South 
Halsted street between Polk 
street and Gilpin place. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall and maintain an electric arc 
light at the intersection of the 
T-shaped alley located west of 
South Halsted street, between 
Polk street and Gilpin place. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ellison and Bauler presented 
the following orders, which were, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to J. F. Hugunin to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
601 West North avenue. Said 
ibarber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with 
•all rules and regulations of the 
Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to A. J. Lindemann, Hov- 
erson & Company, to maintain a 
driveway at 612 Orleans street, 
said permit to be issued and 
work to be done according to the 
provisions of the ordinance of 
July 28, 1913, governing the con- 



struction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Aid. Ellison and Bauler pre- 
sented an order directing issuance 
of a permit to Leo Spero to erect 
and maintain an electric clock in 
sidewalk space adjoining premises 
known as 402 West North avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. i, 

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TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Wallace presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis^ 
sioner of Public Works be and h^ 
is hereby directed to issue a perif 
mit to C. S. Bucher to string, aii| 
maintain for thirty days, a muslii 
sign across the sidewalk in froift 
of 2801 Sheffield avenue. SaS 
sign shall be erected and maiiir 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Dei 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter? 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Wallace presented an order 
directing that H. A. Langhorst be 
permitted to construct a brick addi- 
tion to garage at rear of premises! 
known as 410-12 Diversey parkway, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on| 
Buildings and City Hall. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Gnadt presented an order for 
paving with asphalt Otto street | 
from North Robey street to Ravens- 
wood avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Haderlein presented a claim 
of Paul F. Goik for a refund of 
license fee, which was 



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2987 



Referred to the Committee on 
[ nance. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

i Aid. Link presented a claim of 
;ohn Fischer for compensation for 

amage to property, which was 
Referred to the Committee on 

jnance. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Lipps presented a claim of E. 
. Springer for a refund of license 
i, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
inance. 

Aid. Lipps pre''sented orders for 
lAvers and water supply pipes in 
orth Campbell avenue, from Devon 
\ enue to Granville avenue, and in 
orth Maplewood avenue and North 
ockwell street, from Devon avenue 
) Peterson avenue, which were 
Referred to the Board of Local 
nprovements. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kennedy presented the fol- 
ding orders, which were, on mo- 
tn, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Committee 
on Finance direct its Efficiency 
Staff to prepare and to submit to 
the City Council before the 10th 
day of each month a report on the 
operations of the municipal gar- 
bage plant during the preceding 
month which will give full in- 
formation on the various points 
covered in the report presented to 
the Council on December 28, 1916. 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and he hereby is 
directed to present to the City 
Council at its first regular meet- 
ing after February 1, 1917, a 
statement showing: 

1. The maximum and mini- 
mum amounts of money that the 



City of Chicago has had on de- 
posit in banks during each month 
of the year 1916.- 

2. The amount of money de- 
rived from the sale of bonds 
which has been on deposit during 
any part of the years 1915 and 
1916, and which bonds this 
money was received for. 

3. The amount of money that 
is in the traction fund at the 
present time and how much of 
that money is in cash on deposit 
in banks and how much of it is 
loaned on tax warrants or other- 
wise invested and ^in what it is 
invested. 

4. The amount of interest that 
has been received by the City of 
Chicago on bank deposits or from 
other sources during the years 
1915 and 1916, specifying each 
source, the rate of interest, and 
the period for which the income 
was derived. 

5. A list of all deposits and 
withdrawals in amounts of $5,000 
or more which have been made by 
the iCity of Chicago at Chicago 
banks during the months of Octo- 
ber, November and December of 
the year 1916 and the date on 
which each deposit or withdrawal 
was made; also the name of the 
bank at which the withdrawal 
was made. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Fisher presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
hereby is directed to require The 
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific 
Railway Company to install and 
maintain gates and watchman at 
the intersection of its main line 
with W6st 100th place. 

Aid. Fisher presented an order 
directing the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works to install a water supply 
pipe in West 9i5th street from 



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January 24, 1911 { 



South Leavitt street to South West- 
ern avenue, for circulation pur- 
poses, which was" 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Fisher presented a claim of 
Mrs. Mary Metcalf for a rebate of 
water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Rea presented an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of part 
of the east-and-west alley in the 
block bounded by -South Elizabeth 
street, West Marquette road, West 
68th street and South Racine avenue, 
in Weddell and Cox's Addition to 
Englewood, S. W. V^, Section 20-38- 
14 (Catholic Bishop of Chicago, 
beneficiary), which was 

Referred ip the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Rea presented a petition and 
order for cement sidewalks on both 
sides of South Elizabeth street from 
West 79th street to West, 84th street, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Buck presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Whereas, The Board of Local 
Improvements has indicated that 
$50.00 a day was the maximum 
rate at which building experts 
are regularly engaged; and 

Whereas, One Frank Mesce 
drew from the City approximately 
$20,800.00 for such alleged ser- 
vice in 1916; and 

Whereas, 365 X $50.00 = $18,- 
250.00 and the year consists of 
only 365 days, including every 
Sunday and every holiday, now, 
therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Comptroller 
submit to the Committee on Fi- 
nance a copy of every bill for 



services rendered by the sail 
Frank H. Mesce from January 
1915 to January 24, 1917, ini 
elusive. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. [ { 
Aid. Blaha presented a claim o( ? 
I. Potter for a rebate of watei: 
rates, which was i 

Referred to the Committee ot 
Finance. ! 

Aid. Toman presented the followl j 
ing order, which was, on motior|.J 
duly passed: f | 

Ordered, That the Commisid 
sioners of Buildings, Healtl 
Public Works and Gas and Elec 
tricity be and they are hereb 
directed to issue, free of chari( 
all the necessary permits, includ 
ing inspections, to the Epiphan 
Church located at 2510 Sout 
Keeler avenue for the alterati^i 
and new frame addition to th 
rectory of said Epiphany Churcl 
as per sketch to be filed with ttt 
Commissioner of Buildings. 

Aid. Toman presented an orde 
directing that the Epiphany Churcl 
be permitted to construct a fram 
addition to rectory at 2510 Soutl 
Keeler avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee 6i 
Buildings and City Hall. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



Incandescent Lamps: Contract for 
1917. 

Aid. Richert moved to pro 
C(eed to consideration of the re- 
port of the Committee on Financ( 
in the matter of contract for fur 
nishing and delivering incandesceia 
lamps for 1917, deferred and pub- 
lished January 19, 1917, page 2891 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur ii 
said report and to pass the ordi- 



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January 24, 1917. 



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2989 



iiance submitted therewith [printed 
In Pamphlet No. 675]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
lays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Werner, 

Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 

IMcCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 

Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 

::allerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 

i.ak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 

\ngnez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 

vValkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 

Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 

A'alker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 

jnadt, Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, 

Jpps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 

.ittler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 

V Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 

lea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 

lan, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
s passed: 

^e it ordmned by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commis- 
loner of Gas and Electricity be and 
'^ is hereby authorized to enter 

to contract with the Western 
lectric Company, Inc., for fur- 
ishing and delivering incandescent 
imps for use during the year 1917, 
= follows: 

Drawn wire .tungsten filament 
imps— 15, 25 and 40 watt, $.1701 
lus $.005 each for etching; 60 

att, $.2268 plus $.0075 each for 
tching. 

Drawn wire tungsten filament 
as-filled lamps for street series 
liming — lOQ candle power, 4 amp- 

e and 6.6 ampere, $.756 each; 600 
mdle power, 20 ampere— $3.15 

ch; 1000 candle power, 20 amp- 

'—$3.78 each. 

Also lamps of such other wattage, 
pe, class or candle power as may 
' required from time to time dur- 
!? the year by the various de- 
irtments of the City of Chicago at 
discount of 37% from list price. 

SEGTicfN 2. That this ordinance 
vers supplies purchased and 



charged to standard accounts to be 
appropriated for in the Budget for 
the year ending Decemiber 31, 1917. 

Section 3. That this ordinance 
shall be in force and effect from 
and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



House of Correction: Handling and 
Storage of Explosives. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of issuance of certificate of fit- 
ness for handling explosives at the 
House of Correction, and of a per- 
mit for the storage of explosives, 
deferred and pu'blished January 19, 
1917, page 2891. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That a certificate of fit- 
ness be issued, without the charge 
of any fees, to James Shannon, Su- 
pervisor of Stone Quarry at the 
House of Correction, to handle ex- 
plosives and a permit be issued 
without charge for the storage of 
explosives at the House of Correc- 
tion, in accordance with the request 



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January 24, 191"; 



of the Superintendent of the House 
of Correction attached hereto. 



Irish -American Relief Association: 
"Tag" Day. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of issuance of permits to the 
Irish-American Relief Association 
to conduct a "tag" day, deferred and 
nublished January 19, 1917, page 
2891. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion iprevailed and said or- 
der was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
CuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch— 61. 

Nays — NoQe. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That March 17, 1917, be 
and is hereby set for a Tag Day for 
the Irish-American Relief Associa- 
tion, and the General Superinten- 
dent of Police and the Commission- 
er of Public Works are hereby di- 
rected to issue the necessary per- 
mits for that day. 



Township of Stlckney: Payment of 
Bill for Furniture. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter 



of payment of bill of the Townshi 
of Stickney for furniture, deferre 
and published January 19, 191' 
page 2891. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur 
said report and to pass the ordf 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and sai 
order was passed, by yeas and na^ 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Werne 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyl 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tydei 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichol 
CuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner, Nc 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Roc 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitt 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Power 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geige 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallac 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Capitain, Lin. 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watso: 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrn 
O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fishe 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, T( 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The [following is said order 
passed: 

Ordered, That the General Sup^] 
intendent of Police be and he 
hereby authorized to allow tl 
charge of the Township of Sticl 
ney of three hundred thirty-foi 
and seventy-five- one-hundredtl 
($334.75) dollars for furnitu: 
taken from the Town Hall at 11 
time of the annexation of the Vi 
lage of Clearing and the Comptro 
ler is ordered to charge same to e: 
pense of the Police Department t 
the year 1917. 



Vacation of Alley: in Block Bound 
by Cherry St., W. Division St. 
North Branch St. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed 
consideration of the report of i 
Committee on Local Industrie!^ 
an ordinance providing for the v 
cation of part of an alley in t 
block bounded by Cherry sti'e 
West Division street and Nor 



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2991 



Branch street, in Equitable Trust 
Co.'s Subdivision, in Block 77, Els- 
ton's Addition to Chicago, Sections 
4 and 5-39-14 (I. Horweenl and 
Company, beneficiary), deferred and 
published January 19, 1917, page 
2893. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensation of $2,- 
760.80, as fixed by the Committee on 
Compensation [printed in Pamph- 
let No. 677]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of 
the sixteen (16) foot public alley 
running in a northwesterly direc- 
tion, southwesterly of and adjoin- 
ing the southwesterly line of the 
easterly half of original lot- three (3), 
and northeasterly of and adjoining 
the northeasterly line of original 
lot five (5) ; also southwesterly of 
and adjoining the southwesterly line 
of lots one (1) to six (6), both in- 
clusive, and northeasterly of and 
adjoining the northeasterly line of 
lots eight (8), nine (9) *a.nd ten 
(10), in Equitable Trust Company's 
Subdivision of lots one (1), two (2^ 
and four (4) and the west half of 



lot three (3), lying northwesterly 
of the easterly line of original lot 
three (3) produced southwesterly, 
to its intersection with the east line 
of original lot five (5) produced 
north, — all in block seventy-seven 
(77), Elston's Addition to (jhicaga 
in Sections four (4) and five (5),. 
Township thirty-nine (39) Norths 
Range fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian; said part 
of said alley being further de- 
scribed as the northwesterly one 
hundred sixty-nine and three- 
tenths (169.3) feet, more or less, 
measured on the northerly line, of 
the alley running in a northwesterly 
direction in the block bounded by 
West Division street, North Branch 
street and Cherry street, — as col- 
ored in red and indicated by the 
words "to be vacated" on the plat 
hei?eto attached, which plat for 
greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance; be and the 
same is hereby vacated and closed, 
inasmuch as same is no longer re- 
quired for public use and the pub- ; 
lie interests will be subserved by 
such vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein 
provi(ied for is made upon the ex- 
press condition that within sixty 
(60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance, I. Horween & Co. shall 
pay to the City of Chicago the sum 
of twenty-seven hundred sixty and 
eighty one-hundredths ($2,760.80) 
dollars towards a fund for the pay- 
ment and satisfaction of any and 
all claims for damages which may 
arise from the vacation of said 
part of said alley; and further shall 
within sixty (60) days after the 
passage of this ordinance, deposit 
in the city treasury of the City of 
Chicago a sum sufficient to defray 
all cost of constructing sidewalk 
and curb across the entrance to the 
part of the alley herein vacated, 
similar to the sidewalk and curb- 
ing in North Branch street, between 
West Division street and Cherry 
street. The precise amount of the 
sum so deposited shall be ascer- 
tained by the Commissioner of 



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Public Works after such investiga- 
tion as is requisite. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, subject to the 
conditions of Section two (2) here- 
of, provided said grantee shall 
within sixty (6O0 days after the 
passage of this ordinance, file for 
record in the office of the Recorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a 
certified copy of this ordinance. 



Vacation of Alley: in Block Bound- 
ed by George St, N. Lincoln St., 
Wolfram St. and C. & N .W. R. R. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries on. an 
ordinance providing for the vaca- 
tion of the north-and-south alley 
and part of the east-'and-west alley 
in the block bounded by Wolfram 
street (vacated), George street, 
North Lincoln street and G. & N. W. 
R. R., in William Deering^'s Diver- 
sey Avenue Subdivision, N. E. %, 
Section 30-40-14 (Stewart- Warner 
Speedometer Corporation, bene- 
ficiary), deferred 'and published 
January 19, 1917, page 2893. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the substi- 
tute ordinance submitted therewith, 
with compensation of $134.40, as 
fixed by the Committee on Compen- 
sation [printed in Pamphlet No. 
677]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute ordinance was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Capitaih, Link, 



Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher,- 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. ; 
Nays—None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north- 
and-south sixteen (16) foot public 
alley lying within lot one hundred 
sixty-six (166) ; also all that part 
of the east-and-west sixteen (16) ~ 
foot public alley south of and ad- 
joining the south line of lots one 
hundred sixty-six (166) and one 
hundred sixty-seven (167), (except 
therefrom the east eight (8) feet 
of said lot one hundred sixty-six 
(166) and the west sixteen (16) 
feet of said lot one hundred sixty- 
seven (167) ), in William Deering's 
Diversey Avenue Subdivision, be- 
ing a Subdivision of that part of 
southwest quarter (S. W. %) of 
northeast quarter (N. E. % ) of Sec- 
tion thirty (30), Township forty 
(40) North, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Meri- 
dian, lying west of west line of 
right of way of G. & N. W. R. R. 
(except five (5) acres, more or less, 
in southeast corner thereof) ; said 
parts of S94d alleys being further 
described as all of the north-and- 
south public alley, and the east 
twenty- four (24) feet, more or less, 
of the east-and-west public alley in 
the block bounded by George street. 
Wolfram street (vacated), the right 
of way of the C. & N. W. R. R. and ^ 
North Lincoln street, — ^as colored in 
red and indicated by the words 
"to BE vacated" on the plat hereto 
attached, which plat for greater 
certainty is hereby made a part of 
this ordinance; be and the same are 
hereby vacated and closed, inas- 
much as same are no longer re- 
quired for public use and the pub- 
lic interests will be subserved by^ 
such vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein 



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2993 



jrovided for is made upon the ex- 
Dress condition that within sixty 
;60) days after the passage of this 
)rdinance, the Stewart-Warner 
speedometer Ck)rporation shall ded- 
cate to the public and open up 
'or' public use as an alley the west 
5ixteen (16) feet of lot one hun- 
jired sixty-seven (167), William 
Veering's Diversey Avenue Subdi- 
vision aforementioned, as colored in 
rellow and indicated by the words 
'to be dedicated" on the aforemen- 
ioned plat; and further shall 
vithin sixty (60) days after the 
"tassage of this ordinance, pay to 
.he City of Chicago the sum of one 
lundred thirty-four and 40-1 0^0 
:$134.40) dollars towards a fund 
'or the payment and satisfaction of 
my and all claims for damages 
vhich may arise from the vacation 
)f said parts of said alleys; and 
urther shall within sixty (60) days 
ifter the passage of this ordinance, 
leposit in the city treasury of the 
^ity of Chicago a sum sufficient to 
lefray all cost of constructing side- 
alk and curb across the entrance 
X) the alley herein vacated, and 
3aving and curbing returns into the 
illey herein dedicated, similar to 
he sidewalk, paving and curbing 
n George street, between the right 
)f way of the G. & N. W. R. R. and 
^forth Lincoln street. The precise 
imount of the sum so deposited 
hall be ascertained by the Gommis- 
ioner of Public Works after such 
investigation as is requisite. 



red 



Section 3. This ordinance shall 
ake effect and be in force from and 
ifter its passage, subject to the 
conditions of Section two (2) here- 
of, provided said grantee shall 
within sixty (60) days after the 
Dassage of this ordinance, file for 
i'ecord in the office of the Recorder 
)f Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, 
I certified copy of this ordinance, 
n\' together with a plat properly ex- 
jlif Jcuted and acknowledged showing 
'he vacation and dedication herein 
Drovided for. 



Vacation of Parts of Bross and S. 
Artesian Aves. apid Adjacent Alley. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries on an 
ordinance providing for the vaca- 
tion of part of Bross avenue, be- 
tween South Artesian avenue and 
the right of way of the Union Stock 
Yard and Transit Company of Chi- 
cago, and part of South Artesian 
avenue, between Bross avenue and 
West 34th street, and also an alley 
in the block bounded by South 
Artesian avenue, Bross avenue, 
South Campbell avenue and West 
34th street (Union Stock Yard and 
Transit Company of Chicago, bene- 
ficiary), deferred and published 
January 19, 1917, page 2893. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensation of $7,- 
625.46, as fixed by the Committee on 
Compensation [printed in Pamphlet 
No. 677]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Werner, 
I Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
1 McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tydeh, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of 
Bross avenue northwesterly of and 
adjoining the northwesterly line of 



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block thirty-three (33), and the 
northwesterly line of said block 
thirty- three (33) produced north- 
easterly sixteen (16) feet, lying 
northeasterly of the westerly line 
of the right of way of the Union 
Stock Yards and Transit Company; 
also the west and southwesterly six- 
teen (16) feet of that part of South 
Artesian avenue lying east and 
northeasterly of and adjoining the 
east and northeasterly line of said 
block thirty-three (33) ; also all 
that part of the twenty (20) foot 
public alley running in a north- 
easterly direction in said block 
thirty-three (33), lying northeast- 
erly of the westerly line of said 
railroad right of way, — all in S. J. 
Walker's Subdivision of that part 
south of the^ Canal of the northwest 
quarter (N. W. i/4 ) of Section 
thirty- one (31), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range fourteen 
(14), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian; also that part south of 
the Canal of east half (E. y2) of 
northeast quarter (N. E. V4.) of 
Section thirty-six (36), Township 
thirty-nine (39) North, Range thir- 
teen (13), East of the Third Prin- 
cipal Meridian; said parts of said 
streets and alley being further de- 
scribed as all that part of Bross 
avenue lying between a line sixteen 
(16) feet northeasterly of and par- 
allel to the southwesterly line of 
South Artesian avenue and the 
westerly line of the right of way 
of Union Stock Yards and Transit 
Company; also the west and south- 
westerly sixteen (16) feet of that 
part of South Artesian avenue lying 
between the southeasterly line of 
Bross avenue and the north line of 
West 34th street; also all that part 
of the public alley running in a 
northeasterly direction, lying north- 
easterly of said railroad right of 
way, in the block bounded by Bross 
avenue, West 34th street. South 
Artesian avenue and South Camp- 
bell avenue, as colored in red and 
indicated by the words "to be 
vacated" on the plat hereto at- 
tached, which plat for greater cer- 



tainty is hereby made a part of tliig 
ordinance; be and the same a^e 
hereby vacated and closed, inas- 
much as same are no longer 
quired for public use and the pi^ 
lie interests will be subserved Ij 
such vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation hereli 
provided for is made upon the ex- 
press condition that within sixty 
(60) days after the passage of this! 
ordinance, the Union Stock Yai^s] 
and Transit Company of Chicago 
shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of seventy- six hundred twen- 
ty-five and forty-six" one hun- 
dredths ($7,625.46) dollars towards! 
a fund for the payment and satis- 
faction of any and all claims f6i| 
damages which may arise from Qii 
vacation of said parts of said street 
and alley; and further shall withn 
sixty (60) days after the passag(| 
of this ordinance, deposit in the citj 
treasury of the City of ' Chicago i 
sum sufficient to defray all cost 0: 
the readjustment of the sidewall 
and curbing in Bross avenue, be- 
tween South Artesian avenue ana 
South Campbell avenue, and iii 
South Artesian avenue, betweei 
Bross avenue and West 34th street: 
The precise amount of the sum set 
deposited shall be ascertained M 
the Commissioner of Public Worki 
after such investigation as is rbj 
quisite. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from am 
after its passage, subject to th 
conditions of Section two (2) here-j 
of, provided the said grantee shi 
within sixty (60) days after tfe<| 
passage of this ordinance, file m 
record in the office of the RecordiBJ 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinc^s 
a certified copy of this ordinanc 



Encroachments on Streets aiid| 
Alleys: Institution of Legal ; 
Proceedings. | 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed tj 

consideration of the report of th| 

Committee on Local Industries /hI 



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2995 



the matter of investig^ating en- 
croachments by railroads and oth- 
ers on public streets and alleys and 
the surveying operations with ref- 
erence thereto, deferred and pub- 
lished January 19, 1917, page 2894. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
said report and to adopt the reso- 
lution submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, ;by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Capitain, Lmk, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution 
as adopted: 

Whereas, Pursuant to orders 
passed by the City Council an in- 
vestigation is now being made by 
the Committee on Local Industries 
.as to encroachments on public 
lands, and streets and alleys of the 
City of Chicago by various railroads 
and other corporations and by in- 
dividuals; and, 

Whereas, By a report presented 
to the City Council, this day, it ap- 
pears that numerous streets and 
alleys of the City of Chicago have 
been encroached upon and are now 
being used by said railroads "and 
other corporations and by indi- 
vidtials without the said corpora- 
tions and individuals paying to said 
City of Cnicago any compensation 
for such unlawful and illegal use; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago, That the Cor- 
poration Counsel of the City of Chi- 
cago be and he is hereby directed 



to institute such legal proceedings 
as he may deem necessary or proper 
against all railroad corporations 
and other corporations and indi- 
viduals to determine the rights of 
the City of Chicago in and to such 
streets, alleys and other public 
property and to compel said rail- 
road corporations and other cor- 
porations and individuals to desist 
from such unlawful and illegal use 
of said streets, alleys and other 
public property, or to pay to said 
City of Chicago adequate compensa- 
tion for the use of the same. 



Fortune-Telling, Etc.: Prohibition 
Against. 

Aid. Kerner moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Judiciary on a Bill 
for an Act to prohibit fortune-tell- 
ing and other practices whereby 
money is obtained on the pretense 
of the exercise of occult powers, de- 
ferred and published January 19, 
1917, page 2900'. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Kerner moved to concur in 
said report and to recommend said 
Bill to the General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois for enactment into 
law [printed in Pamphlet No. 678]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein. Capitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole. Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 
Rea Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said Bill as rec- 
ommended: 



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I 



For An Act to prohibit fortune- 
telling and other practices where- 
by mon^y is obtained on the pre- 
tense of the exercise of occult 
powers. 

Be it Enacted by the People of the 
State of Illinois, Represented in 
the General Assembly: 

"Section 1. That whoever shall 
obtain money or property from an- 
other by holding himself out as 
skilled in fortune telling by means 
of card reading, palmistry, clairvoy- 
ancy. astrology, seership, spirit 
mediumship or like crafty science, 
or by any other devices or prac- 
tices whereby money is obtained 
from the general public on the pre- 
tense of the exercise of occult or 
psychic powers, . shall . for each 
offense be fined, not exceeding five 
hundred ($500.0'0) dollars." 

"Section 2. That whoever 
knowingly prints, publishes, dis- 
tributes or circulates, or knowingly 
causes to be printed published, 
circulated or advertised, in any 
newspaper, periodical, magazine or 
other publication or publications, 
or by display signs, circulars, hand- 
bills or any other means, of abil- 
ity, skill or power in telling for- 
tunes or revealing the future, or 
offering advice of any kind or na- 
ture by means of occult or psychic 
powers, faculties or forces, shall 
for each offense be fined not ex- 
ceeding two hundred ($200.00) dol- 
lars." 



Judges of the Municipal Court of 
Chicago: Non-partisan Election. 

Aid. Kerner moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Judiciary on an or- 
der for proper legislation to pro- 
vide for a non-p'artisan method of 
electing judges of the Municipal 
Court of Chicago, deferred and pub- 
lished January 19, 1917, page 2900. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Kerner moved to concur in 



said report and to recommend a 
Bill submitted therewith to the 
General Assembly of the State ol 
Illinois for enactment into law 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 678]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, 'Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Kriimdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said Bill as rec- 
ommended: 

A BILL 

For An Act to provide for non-par- 
tisan elections of Judges of the 
Municipal Court of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the 
people of the State of Illinois, rep- 
resented in the General Assembly: 
That all Judges of the Municipal 
Court of the City of Chicago at pres- 
ent elected to and qualified as such 
and whose terms of office will ex- 
pire in the years A. D. 1918, 1920 
and 1922, shall continue to hold of- 
fice until the expiration of their re- 
spective terms in accordance with 
the laws now in force, and there- 
after all persons elected and quali- 
fied to fill the office of judge of the 
Municipal Court of Chicago in the 
year 1918 shall hold said oft'ice un-- 
til a successor has been elected and 
qualified on the first Tuesday in 
April in the year 1923; and all per- 
sons elected and qualified to fill the 
office of judge of the Municipal^ 
Court in the year 1920 shall hold'^ 
said office until a successor has 
been elected and qualified on the 
first Tuesday in April in the year 



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1925; and all persons elected and 
qualified to fill the office of judge 
of the Municipal Court of Chicago 
in the year 1922 shall hold said 
office until a successor has been 
elected and qualified on the first 
Tuesday in April in the year 1927; 
and after the elections held in 1923, 
1925 and 1927 the term of office for 
judge of the Municipal Court shall 
be for a period of six years. The 
following words and phrases in this 
Act shall, unless the same are in- 
consistent with the context, be con- 
strued as follows: 

The words "municipal court," 
shall mean the municipal court of 
Chicago; 

The words "municipal judge," 
shall mean any person elected as a 
municipal judge; 

The word "election," shall mean 
the date of the first Tuesday in any 
i year in which -Municipal Court 
' judges are hereafter elected, in ac- 
cordance with the dates herein 
fixed; 

The words "municipal primary," 
shall mean the primary held on the 
last Tuesday in February in every 
year in which officers are to be 
voted for on the first Tuesday in 
April of such year; 

The word "precinct," shall mean 
a voting precinct or district here- 
tofore or hereafter established by 
law within which all qualified elec- 
tors vote at one polling place, 

I Section 2. The name of no per-* 
' son shall be printed upon the offi- 
cial ballot to be voted at any muni- 
cipal election as a candidate, for 
Judge of the Municipal Court of the 
City of Chicago, unless such person 
shall have been nominated for such 
office under the provision of this 
Act. 

Section 3, Any person desiring 
to become a candidate for Judge of 
the Municipal Court of the City 
of Chicago shall, not less than thirty 
nor more than sixty days prior to 
said municipal primary, file with 



the City Clerk of the City of Chica- 
go, a statement of such candidacy 
verified by oath or affirmation in 
substantially the following form: 

STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY. 

Of (here insert name) for the 
office of Judge of the Municipal 
Court of the City of Chicago, of 
(here insert name of political di- 
vision) of the City of Chicago, of 
(here insert name of city). 

State of Illinois,! 

j-ss. 
County of Cook. J 

I, , being first 

duly sworn, say that I reside at No. 
(here insert number and street) 
street in the City of Chicago, of the 
County of Cqpk, State of Illinois; 
that I am a qualified voter therein; 
that I am a candidate for nomina- 
tion to the office of Judge of the 
Municipal Court of Chicago, of the 
City of Chicago, of the County of 
Cook, and State of Illinois, to be 
voted upon at a municipal primary 

to be held on the day of 

A. D. 19 — ; that I am 



qualified by law to hold said office; 
and I hereby request that my name 
be printed upon the official muni- 
cipal primary ballot for nomination 
at such municipal primary for said 
office. 

(Signed) 



Subscribed and sworn to (or af- 
firmed) before me this 

day of A. D., 19—. 

(Signed)- 



(Official Character.) 



(Seal, if officer has one.) 

He shall at the same time file 
therewith the petitions of such 
number of qualified electors of the 
political division in which the can- 
didate is seeking a nomination as 
will aggregate not less than two (2) 
per cent and not more than four 
(4) per cent of all the ballots cast 
for candidates for municipal offices 
in such political division at the 
last preceding general municipal 



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election held in such city. No per- 
son shall sign more petitions for 
nomination lor any office than the 
number to be elected to such oftiee. 
Each petition shall be signed by 
such elector in his own proper 
person, and shall be verified by the 
oath or affirmation of a qualified 
elector of the political division in 
which the candidate whose nomina- 
tion is sought is to be voted fOr. 
Each petition and the verification 
thereof shall be on one sheet and 
shall be substantially in the fol- 
lowing form: 

PETITION FOR NOMINATION. 

I, the undersigned, a duly quali- 
fied elector of the City of Chicago, 
in the County of Cook and State of 
Illinois, and residing^ at the place 
in the precinct and ward (if any) 
appearing under my name as signed 
hereto, do hereby petition that the 
pame of (here insert name of can- 
didate) be placed fon the official 
municipal primary ballot as candi- 
date for nomination for the office 
of Judge of the Municipal Court 
of the City of Chicago, in the County 
of Cook and State of Illinois, at the 
municipal primary to be held in 
such city, on the day of 



A. D., 19—. 



Name — 
Residence 
Precinct- 



Ward 



State of Illinois,] 

l^ss. 
County of Cook. J 

I, , do hereby certify 

and make oath (or affirm) that I 
am upwards of the age of twenty- 
one years; that I reside at No. (here 
insert number of street, if any) 
street, in the City of Chicago, in 
ihe County of Cook, and the State 
of Illinois; that the signature on 
this petition was signed in my 
presence, and is genuine, and that 
to the best of my knowledge and 
belief the person so signing was, 
at the time of signing said petition, 
a qualified elector of the City of 



Chicago, in the County of Cook, and. 
State of Illinois, and that his resi-^- 
dence is correctly stated as abovi 
set forth. 

(Signed) — 



■Subscribed and sworn to (or B.U' 

firmed) before me this — ^ 

day of ^A. D., 19—. 



(Official Character.) 
(Seal, if officer has one.) 

Said petition shall be printed up-r 
on sheets of uniform size and shall^ 
be arranged before filing same ac-f 
cording to precincts and wards. All 
petitions of electors from any one' 
precinct for the nomination of the; 
same person shall be neatly fasten- 
ed together in book form by plac- 
ing the sheets in a pile and fasten- 
ing them together at the upper edge 
in a secure and suitable manner. , 
Said petitions, when filed, shall not 
be withdrawn or added to after the 
time for filing same has expired,' 
and no petition shall be revoked 
except by written revocation of the. 
petitioner, filed with the officer 
with whom such petitions are re- 
quired to be filed at least ten (10) 
days before the time for filing such 
petitions has expired. 

Section 4. Immediately upon 
the expiration of the time for filing 
the statements and petitions for 
candidates, the officer or officers 
charged with the duty of preparing 
•ballots for municipal elections shall 
cause a canvass to be made to verify 
the fact that the petitioners named 
reside at the places designated in 
such petitions. If, upon such can- 
vass, any person whose name ap- 
pears as signed to any such petition 
shall be found by such canvassers, 
not to reside at the place designated, 
or if it shall in any manner come 
to the attention of said office or 
officers charged with the duty of. 
preparing said ballots that any pe- 
tition has not been properly signed 
by a person duly qualified to sign 
same, or that it has not been prop- 



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iy verified, or that it has been 
gned by a person who has signed 
lore than the number of petitions 
ithorized by this Act, then said 
[Ticer or officers shall cause a 
ritten complaint to be signed by 
e canvasser or person who claims 
have knowledge of such facts, 
id thereupon a notice shall be 
ailed to the person whose name 
'pears as signed to said petition, 
- such officer or officers, address- 
l to the place of residence of such 
"rson asf designated upon said pe- 
iion to appear before sucb office, 
, in cities and villages or towns 
^ving a board of election commis- 
oners, before such board of elec- 
m commissioners, within three 
lys thereafter and show cause why 
s petition should not be stricken 
cm the files. If such petitioner 
lall fail to appear at the time and 
;ace designated in said notice or if 
'' shall appear and fail to give sat- 
factory evidence that he is a duly 
lalified elector in the political di- 
3 ion in which the person for 
hose nomination he has petitioned 
to be voted for, and that he 
gned said petition in his own 
"oper person, and that he has not 
gned more than the number of 
^^titions authorized by this Act, 
ich petition shall be stricken from 
le flies and shall not be counted in 
msidering the sufficiency of the 
imber of petitions for such nom- 
lation. 

Any person aggrieved by the act 
' such officer or board of election 
•mmissioners in striking any pe- 
tion for nomination from the flies 

ay make application in writing, 

trifled by affidavit, to the Judge 

the County Court, within three 

lys after the same was stricken 

' om the flleSj to have such petition 

stored, and said Judge of County 
:>urt shall forthwith proceed in a 
immary manner to hear evidence 
id make such judgment or order 
y justice may require. The judg- 

ent of the County Court shall be 



entered of record, and in case such 
petition is ordered restored to the 
files by such Judge of the County 
Court, a certified copy of such or- 
der shall be filed with said officer 
or board of election commissioners, 
and such judgment or order shall 
be final. 

Any person who signs the name 
of another, upon any petition filed 
under the provisions of this Act, or 
who signs a fictitious name upon 
any such petition, or who wilfully 
and corruptly swears or affirms 
falsely in taking any oath or affir- 
mation required by this Act, shall, 
upon conviction thereof, be fined in 
a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisoned 
in the county jail not exceeding six 
(6) months, or both, in the discre- 
tion of the court. 

Any person acting as a canvasser 
who shall wilfully and corruptly 
make any false canvass in verifying 
any petition filed under this Act, 
shall, on conviction thereof, be fined 
in a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars ($500), or imprisoned in the 
county jail not exceeding six (6) 
months, or both, in the discretion 
of the court. 

Section 5. Any candidate for 
nomination for Judge of the Muni- 
cipal Court of Chicago, upon his re- 
quest in writing, signed by him and 
duly acknowledged before an officer 
qualified to take acknowledgments 
of deeds, and filed with the officer 
with whom statements of candidacy 
are required by this Act to be filed 
not later than twenty (20) days be- 
fore the holding of any municipal 
primary, may withdraw his name 
as a candidate for such nomination. 

Section 6. At least fifteen (15) 
days before the holding of any 
municipal primary the officer or 
officers whose duty it is to pre- 
pare the ballots shall cause to be 
published in at least one newspaper 
of general circulation published in 
said city, village or town, the names 
of the candidates for the respective 



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offices to be filled, in alphabetical 
order according to their surnames. 

Section 7. The names of all per- 
sons who have filed valid and suffi- 
cient statements of candidacy, to- 
gether with valid and sufficient pe- 
titions as hereinbefore required, 
and who have not withdrawn their 
names as candidates in the manner 
hereinbefore provided, and none 
others, shall be printed on the offi- 
cial ballot for any municipal pri- 
mary. 

Section 8. At least twenty (20) 
days before each election the board 
of election commissioners shall 
prepare notices of the municipal 
primary and municipal election re- 
spectively, which notice in each 
case shall state the time and place 
of holding the election, the hours 
during which the polls will be open, 
and the office for which the candi- 
dates will be nominated at such 
municipal primary or elected at 
such municipal election. Such no- 
tice shall be published and posted, 
by the offcer who shall prepare said 
notices, in the same manner as no- 
tices of election under the laws in 
force in the City of Chicago, ap- 
plicable to general elections for 
municipal offices are required to 
be published and posted. 

iSection 9. The ballots to be 
used at any election herein provid- 
ed for shall be printed upon plain 
substantial white paper, through 
which the printing or writing can- 
not be read, and shall be of uniform 
quality, texture and size. Said bal- 
lots shall be printed in thei follow- 
ing manner: 

At the top of all the ballots shall 
be printed in large capital letters 
the words designating the ballot, — 
if a municipal primary the words 
shall be "Official Municipal Pri- 
mary Ballot, for Judges of the 
Municipal Court of Chicago," and 
if a municipal election, the desig- 
nating words shall be "Official 
Municipal Election Ballot, for 



Judges of the Municipal Court 
Chicago." 

Beginning not less than one iiK 
below such designating words, ai 
extending across the face of the ba 
lot, the title of each office to 
filled shall be printed in capital .le 
ters ; , 

The names of candidates f 
Judges of the Municipal Court 
Chicago shall be arranged ai 
printed in groups according to t 
length of the term of office f 
which said candidates are to 
elected. 

Below the name of each cand 
date shall be printed his place"" 
residence, stating the street a: 
number; the names of candidat 
shall be printed in capital lette 
not less than one-eighth nor mo 
than one-fourth of an inch 
height, and immediately at the k 
of the name of each candidate shi 
be printed a square, the sides 
which shall not be less than on 
fourth of an inch in length; ,t 
names of all the candidates for ea 
office shall be printed in a coli^ 
arranged in the order hereinaft 
'designated; all namesi of candidal 
shall be printed in uniform tyip 
all places of residence of such 6^ 
didates shall be printed in unifpj 
type; all squares upon said bal( 
shall be of uniform size; all spafe 
between the names of the caoc 
dates for the same office shalb 
of uniform size; 

Said ballots shall be prepared 
as many series as there are catit 
dates in the office division or grO' 
in which there are the most nanK 
the ballots of the first series sHX 
contain all the names of the caiic 
dates for each office division 
group to be filled, one immediate 
following the other in alphabetic 
order according to their surname 
the ballots of the second series s|j< 
be like those of the first series, a 
the names of the candidates in t 
second series shall be arranged 
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I series, except that the name ap- 
I peering in the list of candidates for 
i each office division or group in said 
first series shall, in said second 
series, be printed after all the other 
j names in the list of candidates for 
1 such officie division or group; the 
f ballots of 'the third series shall be 
like those of the second series, and 
the names of the candidates in the 
third series shall be arranged in 
' the same order as those of the sec- 
ond series, except that the name 
appearing first in the list of can- 
didates for each office division or 
proup in said second series shall, 
in said third series, be printed after 
all the other names in the list of 
: candidates for such office division 
[or group, and so on successively, 
the name at the top of any list of 
candidates for each office division 
^r group in any series being placed 
t the bottom of the respective lists 
f candidates for such office divi- 
-ion or group in each succeeding 
-series, and the name next to the top 
name in any list of candidates for 
• ach office division or group being 
uccessively advanced to the top of 
'he list any succeeding series, un- 
til the name of each candidate for 
ach office, division or group shall 
ippear at the head of the. list of 
andidates for such office division 
T group. 

On the back or outside of the bal- 
ot of each precinct, so as to ap- 
pear when folded, shall be printed 
he words, "Official Municipal 
JUDICIAL Primary Ballot," or 
Official Municipal Judicial Eleg- 

|.i0N Ballot," as the case may be, 

designating said ballot, followed by 
he designation of said precinct, the 

|late of the election, and a fac- 
imile of the signature of the clerk 
f said board of election commis- 

1 loners. 

Section lo. No party circle, 
■latform, principle, appellation or 
lark whatever shall be printed up- 
n said ballot. 

Section ll. Each precinct of any 



one political division shall be al- 
lotted at least as many ballots of 
any one series as there are legal 
voters in such precinct. Every 
precinct in such political division 
shall be allotted a different series 
of ballots unless " there are more 
precincts in such political divi- 
sion than there are series of 
ballots printed for such political 
division. The first precinct of each 
political division shall be allotted 
the first series of ballots, the sec- 
cond precinct of such political di- 
vision the second series, and so on 
successively until the entire series 
of ballots shall have been exhausted, 
whereupon the next precinct of 
such political division shall be al- 
lotted the first series of ballots, and 
so on in rotation until all the pre- 
cincts of such political division 
shall have been supplied with the 
requisite number of ballots: Pro- 
vided, however, that in the event 
that there are more series of Ixal- 
lots than there are precincts inlioqpiy 
one political division, then the Ib0[lQ 
lots for such political divisionosllall 
be so distributed in said politiii'al 
division that an equal number of 
each series of ballots as nearly as 
possible shall be allotted to such 
political division, irrespective of 
the number of precincts in such po- 
litical division. 

Section 12. That in any city, 
village or town which shall havp 
adopted, in the method provided by 
law, a voting machine or voting ma- 
chines which may be used at muni- 
cipal primaries and municipal elec- 
tions, the officer or officers charged 
with the duty of preparing the bal- 
lots as hereinbefore provided, may 
supply such voting machines for the 
use of the voters at any precinct in 
such city, village or town at any 
election held under this Act. When 
any such voting machine shall be 
so supplied the names of the per- 
sons to be voted for shall be so ar- 
ranged on said voting machine 
that the same shall correspond to 
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herein provided for and shall ro- 
tate in the different precincts where 
such voting machines are used in 
the same manner as near as may 
be as the said paper ballots. 

Section 13. All persons who are 
qualified to vote at a general elec- 
tion for municipal offices under the 
laws of this State applicable to such 
elections, shall be qualified to vote 
at any municipal primary. 

Section 14. For any general 
municipal i)rimary there shall be 
a general registration, intermediate 
registration or revision of the reg- 
istry, as the case may be, in accord- 
ance' with the election law in force 
in such city, the same as if such 
general municipal primary were a 
general municipal election, and for 
the purposes and requirements of 
registration, such general munici- 
pal primary shall be considered a 
general municipal election. 

Section 15. In all special muni- 
cipal primaries and special muni- 
cipal elections held under this Act, 
if the election law in force in such 
city shall require 'general regis- 
tration, intermediate registration or 
revision of the registry, as the case 
may be, for special elections, the 
same shall thereupon be had; and 
if the election law in force in such 
city, village or town requires reg- 
istration as a condition precedent 
to voting at special elections, and 
general registration, intermediate 
registration or revision of registry, 
as above provided, is had for special 
. municipal primaries and special 
municipal elections, only registered 
voters shall toe allowed to vote at any 
such election: Provided, however, 
that if such election law requires 
registration as a condition prece- 
dent to voting at special elections, 
and no general registration, inter- 
mediate registration or revision of 
registry is had for any special 
municipal primary or special muni- 
cipal election so as to give all legal 
voters who are not registered an 
opportunity to register, then such 



legal voters who are not registered 
may vote upon filing the affidavits 
as provided in Section eighteen (18) |r 
of this Act. 

Section 16. If the election law 
in force in such city in regard to [ ' 
special elections does njjt require ij. 
general registration, intermediate!; 
registration or revision of the reg-| 
istry for such special elections, the I 
same shall not be required for any is 
special municipal primary: PrO"\i 
vided, however, the books of reg- 
istry, of the last general registra-lr 
tion, intermediate registration or I ' 
revision of registry, as the casej 
may be, shall be used at such elec- 
tion, and no vote shall be received 
at any such election if the nam,e 
of the person offering to vote shall 
not be on said books of registry, 
unless the person offering to vote 
shall furnish to the judges of elec- 
tion his affidavit in writing, stating 
therein his residence, with street 
number (if any), age, nativity, 
length of residence in the State, 
county, and precinct^ and that he is 
an inhabitant of the precinct and 
entitled to vote therein at such 
election, and presents an affidavit 
of a householder, who is a regis- 
tered voter of the precinct in which 
he offers to vote, to the effect that 
such householder knows such per- 
son to be an inhabitant of said pre- 
cinct, and that such person is en- 
titled to vote at such election;" the 
intent of this section being that no 
legal voter, where registration is 
not required for such special muni- 
cipal primary shall be deprived of 
his vote by reason of his name not 
being on the books of registry. 

Section 17. On receipt of his 
ballot, the voter shall forthwith a 
without leaving the inclosed space 
in the polling place provided by 
law, retire alone to one of the vot- 
ing booths therein, and shall pre- 
pare his ballot by marking a cross 
(X) in the square immediately to 
the left of the name of each can- 
didate of his choice for each office 



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;to be filled, or by writing in the 
name of any candidate of his own 
hoice in a blank space on said bal- 
ot, and he shall signify his inten- 
tion of voting for such candidate by 
placing immediately to the left of 
:he name thus written by him a 
-Quare, and by marking a cross (X) 
11 such square. -Before leaving the 
oting booth the voter shall fold 
IS ballot in such manner as to 
L^nceal the marks thereon. He 
^hall then vote forthwith in the 
nanner now or hereafter provided 
»y law. He shall mark and de- 
osit his ballot without undue de- 
ly, and shall quit said inclosed 
•pace as soon as he has voted. No 
oter shall be allowed to occupy a 
oting booth already occupied by 
mother, nor to remain within said 
inclosed space more than ten min- 
es, nor to occupy a voting booth 
;ore than five minutes in case all 
f said voting, booths are in use and 
iher voters are waiting to occupy 
ame. No voter not an election 
'Sicev, shall, after having voted, 
e allowed to re-enter said inclosed 
pace during said election. No per- 
3n shall take or remove any bal- 
t from the polling place before the 
'se of the poll. No voter shall 
'te or offer to vote any ballot ex- 
•^pt such as he has received from 
he judges of election in charge of 
he ballots. Any voter who shall, 
y accident or mistake, spoil his 
allot, may on returning said 
polled ballot, receive another in 
lace thereof. 

In case a voting machine or vot- 
1? machines shall be used at any 
lection held under the provisions 
f this Act, the method of casting 
otes shall be in conformity with 
le method prescribed by law for 
le casting of votes on voting ma- 
lines, except as modified by this 
' ct, the intent hereof being to per- 
lit the use of such voting machines 
all elections in a manner not in- 
insistent with the provisions of 
lis Act. 

Section 18. The officer or offi- 



cers whose duty it is to have the 
ballots printed shall prepare full 
'instructions for the guidance of vot- 
ers at each election as to obtaining 
ballots, as to the manner of mark- 
ing them and the method of gaining 
assistance, and as to obtaining new 
ballots in place of those accident- 
ally spoiled; and they shall respec- 
tively cause the same, together with 
copies of sections twenty-one (21), 
twenty-two (22), twenty-four (24), 
twenty- five (25), twenty-eight (28) 
and twenty-nine (29), of an Act 
entitled "An Act to provide for the 
printing and distribution of ballots 
at public expense, and for the nom- 
ination of candidates for public 
offices, to regulate the manner of 
holding elections, and to enforce the 
secrecy of the ballot," approved 
June 22, 1891, in force July 1, 1891, 
as subsequently amended, and sec- 
tion nineteen (19) of this Act, to 
be printed in large, clear type, on 
a card, to be called "Card of In- 
structions"; and such office or offi- 
cers shall furnish to the judges of 
election a sufficient number of such 
cards of instructions to enable the 
judges of election to comply with 
the provisions of this Act. 

Section 19. The judges of elec- 
tion shall cause not less than one. 
of such cards to be posted in each 
voting booth provided for the prep- 
aration of ballots, and in addition 
thereto not less than four of such 
cards to be posted in and about 
each polling place upon the day of 
election. Judges of election shall, 
not less than five days prior to any 
such election, cause to be con- 
spicuously 'posted, in five or more 
public places in their precinct, a 
card of instructions and a specimen 
ballot printed on colored paper, 
substantially in the form of any one 
series of ballots to be used for vot- 
ing in such precinct at such elec- 
tion. The officer or officers whose 
duty it is to cause the printing and 
distribution of ballots shall have 
printed a sufficient number of such 
specimen ballots and deliver the 



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same to the judges of election so 
as to enable said judges to comply 
with the provisions of this Act. 

Section 20. Any candidate may 
appoint in writing over his signa- 
ture not more than one represen- 
tative who shall act as challenger 
and watcher for such candidate at 
any election herein provided for. 
Such challenger and watcher shall 
be protected in the discharge of his 
duties by the judges of election and 
shall be permitted to remain within 
the polling place in such position 
as will enable him to see each per- 
son as he offers his vote, and said 
challenger and watcher may remain 
within the polling place through- 
out the canvass of the vote and un- 
til the returns are signed, unless 
he shall be personally guilty of 
fraudulent or disorderly conduct. 
All challengers and watchers shall 
be qualified electors of the city, vil- 
lage or town and shall have the 
same powers as challengers and 
watchers under the general election 
laws of this State. No political 
party shall have the right to desig- 
nate or keep any challenger or 
watcher at any polling place at ^ny 
election held under this Act unless 
candidates for any office other than 
a municipal office are to be voted 
for at the same time. 

Section 21. As soon as the poll 
of any ejection shall have been 
finally closed, the judges of elec- 
tion, in their several precincts, 
shall immediately, and at the place 
of the poll, proceed to canvass the 
vote so cast. Such canvass shall 
not be adjourned or postponed un- 
til it shall have been fully com- 
pleted, nor until the several state- 
ments required to be made by the 
judges and clerks under the laws 
governing general elections for 
municipal offices shall have been 
made out and signed by them. 

The judges of election shall have 
the right to station one or more 
police officer or officers of the 
peace at each entrance to the room 



where such canvass is begun, oi 
about to take place, to exclude di|r 
orderly persons and keep the peac©| 

Section 22. The judges of el« 
tion shall first count the wl 
number of ballots in the box. 
the ballots shall be found to 
ceed the number of names entere 
on each of the poll lists, they shil| 
reject such excess ballots, if al 
in the manner provided by the elefi-l 
tion law in force in such city, tp\ 
the general election of officers, 
the ballots and poll lists agreeii 
or being made to agree in such 
the judges shall proceed to coi 
the votes in the following manneirj 
Said judges shall open the ballolsj 
each ballot shall be canvassed sepl 
arately by one of the judges sittiflj 
between the two other judglsj 
which judge shall call each nam 
to the poll clerks, and the office M 
which it is designated, and %\ 
other judges looking at the baf 
at the same time, and the pOl 
clerks making tally of the satti^ 
When all the ballots have been cam) 
vassed in this manner, the pof 
clerks shall compare their tallie 
together, and ascertain the tots 
number of votes received by( 
candidate, and when they agree 
on the numbers, one of them sliiil 
announce in a loud vpice to t? 
judges the number of votes receWf 
by each candidate. 

Section 23. In case there is bi 
one person to be elected to any ol 
fice at any municipal election, tt 
person receiving a majority of tli| 
votes cast at the preceding muni; 
cipal primary for all the persorl 
who received any votes for the 
office at such municipal primar: 
shall be declared elected, and i! 
that event such municipal primar; 
shall be held to be a municipal elecj 
tion for that office. In case theij 
are two or more persons to tl 
elected to any office at any munit 
cipal election, then those 'persoi| 
equal in number to the number 1 
. be elected at such municipal eleo 



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rion who received the highest num- 
I ber of votes for such office at the 
'preceding municipal primary, shall 
be declared elected, and in that 
' event such municipal primary shall 
be held to be a municipal election 
for that office: Provided, how- 
ever, that in such case no person 
shall be declared elected at such 
municipal primary unless the num- 
ber of votes received by him shall 
be greater than one-half the num- 
ber of ballots cast for candidates 
r Judge of the Municipal Court 
■f the City of Chicago, at such 
iiunicipal primary: And, pro- 
cided, further, that no certificate 
or notice of election shall be given 
fo any person who shall be declared 
elected at any municipal primary 
until after the day fixed by law 
for the holding of the municipal 
? lection. 

Section 24. The vacancy or va- 
cancies in any office, of Judge of 
he Municipal Court of Chicago, in 
ase the required number of per- 
ons have not been elected at the 
nunicipal primary, shall be filled 
t the ensuing municipal election. 
The persons not elected at the 
nunicipal primary equal in number 
twice the number to be elected 
any given office at the ensuing 
nunicipal election, or less, if so 
here be, who receive the highest 
lumber of votes for such office at 
he municipal primary, shall be de- 
lared nominated and only their 
lames shall be printed on the offi- 
ial municipal election ballot as 
andidates for such office: Pro- 
ided, however, that at any muni- 
ipal primary held for the nomina- 
lon of a candidate for any recall 
lection in cities and villages under 
he commission form of municipal 
overnment, the person receiving 
he highest number of votes shall 
e declared the nominee to oppose 
he incumbent: And, provided, 
'Jrther, that if there be any per- 
^n who, under the provisions, of 
lis section, would have been nom- 
lated for any office except for the 



fact that some other person receiv- 
ed an equal number of votes for 
such office at the municipal pri- 
mary, then all such persons receiv- 
ing such equal number of votes 
shall be declared nominated, and 
their names shall likewise be 
printed on the official municipal 
election ballot as candidates for 
such office. The persons equal in 
number to the persons to be elected 
to any office at any municipal elec- 
tion, who shall receive the highest 
number of votes at such municipal 
election, shall be declared elected to 
such office. 

Section 25. If any person nom- 
inated at any municipal primary 
as a candidate for any office shall 
die or withdraw his candidacy be- 
fore the ensuing municipal election, 
the name of the person who shall 
have received the highest number 
of votes next after the person re- 
ceiving the lowest number of votes 
who was nominated for such office 
at said municipal primary shall be 
printed on the ballot in lieu of the 
name of the person who shall have 
died or withdrawn his candidacy. 

Section 26. The judges and 
clerks of any election held in the 
City of Chicago, under this Act, 
shall be appointed by the same au- 
thorities and in the same manner, 
shall receiive the same pay, and 
shall be paid by the same authori- 
ties and in the same manner as 
judges and clerks under the elec- 
tion laws in force in such city, vil- 
lage or town. 

Section 27. Any person whose 
name appears on the municipal pri- 
mary ballot or who has received 
any votes at such municipal pri- 
mary for any office, may contest 
the election of the candidate or 
candidates nominated or elected on 
the face of the returns for such 
office, which contest and the mode 
of procedure therein* shall be as 
follows : 

(a) Authority and jurisdiction 
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court, or in the judge thereof in 
vacation, to hear and determine 
municipal primary contests. When 
a petition to contest a municipal 
primary shall be filed in the office 
of the clerk of the court, said pe- 
tition shall forthwith be presented 
to the judge thereof, who shall note 
thereon the day presented, the day 
when he will hear the same, which 
shall be not more than five (5) days 
days thereafter, and who shall or- 
der issuance of summons to each 
defendant named in the petition. 

(b) Summons shall forthwith 
issue to each defendant named in 
the petition; and service of sum- 
mons shall be made by delivering 
a copy thereof to the defendant, or 
by leaving such copy at his usual 
place of abode with some person 
of the family, of the age of ten 
years or upwards, and informing 
such person of the contents thereof; 
or, upon affidavit that service of 
summons cannot be made in the 
manner hereinabove provided, for 
any good and sufficient reason, such 
service, by leave of court, may be 
made by mailing a copy of said 
summons addressed to such de- 
fendant at his usual place of abode. 
The case may be heard and deter- 
mined by the county court in term 
time, or by the judge thereof in 
vacation, at any time not less than 
three days after service of process, 
and shall have preference in the 
order f hearing over all other 
cases. The petitioner shall give 
security for all costs. 

(c) If, in the opinion of the 
county court, or judge thereof in 
vacation, the grounds for contest 
alleged are sufficient in law the 
court (or judge thereof in vacation) 
shall proceed in a summary man- 
ner and may hear evidence, exam- 
ine the returns, recount the ballots, 
and make such orders and enter 
such decree ^ justice may require. 
The county court (or judge thereof 
in vacation) shall ascertain and de- 
clare by a decree forthwith to be 
entered of record the result of the 



election for which the contest -ii 
made. The decree of the county 
court (or judge thereof in vacation] 
shall be final. A certified copy o 
such decree shall forthwith h 
made ^)y the clerk of the count) 
court and transmitted to the office] 
or officers whose duty it is to pre- 
pare the ballots, at least ten dayi 
before the municipal election, wi( 
shall in such case be governed ac- 
cordingly. 

Section 28. All laws in force ii 
the City of Chicago, governing el§c. 
tions for Judges of the Municipa 
Court of Chicago or applicable 
thereto and not inconsistent witl 
the provisions of this Act, shall 
apply to and govern all election! 
held under this Act. 

Section 29. That the invalidit) 
of any portion of this Act shall no 
affect the validity of any other por 
tion hereof which can he given ef- 
fect without such invalid part. 

Section 30. This Act shall no 
be in force in the City of Chicag< 
until the question of its adoptioi 
shall first have been submitted t( 
the electors of such city, and ap- 
proved by a majority of those vot- 
ing thereon. The city council bJ 
any city may, by ordinance, dir^ 
that the question of the adoptioi 
of this Act by such city be submit- 
ted to popular vote at any electioi 
in and for the entire city, cominj 
not sooner than thirty (30) days 
from and after the passage of suci 
ordinance, or at a special election 
called by the city council of suet 
city for that purpose. Thereupoi 
the city clerk, shall promptly cer- 
tify the passage of such ordinano( 
to the board of election commis- 
sioners, and it shall thereupon be 
the duty of such board of election 
commissioners to submit the ques- 
tion of the adoption of this Act tc 
popular vote. 

The question of the adoption ol 
this Act may also be submitted tc 
the electors of any city in the fol- 
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A petition signed by legal voters 
of any city equal in number to at 
least five per cent (5%) of all the 
ballots cast for officers in such city 
at the last preceding general elec- 
tion held in such city, addressed to 
the city clerk, praying far the sub- 
mission of the question of adopting 
this Act to popular vote, may be 
filed with such city clerk, and it 
shall thereupon be the duty of such 
city clerk to promptly certify to 
the board of election commission- 
ers the fact that such petition has 
been filed, and it shall thereupon 
be the duty of such board of elec- 
tion commissioners to submit the 
question of the adoption of this Act 
to popular vote at any election in 
and for the entire city coming not 
sooner than thirty (30) days from 
and after the filing of such peti- 
tion. 

The city clerk, as the case may 
be, shall also give at least twenty- 
five (25) days' notice of such elec- 
tion, by publishing a notice thereof 
in at least one newspaper of general 
circulation published in such city; 
if there be no newspaper of general 
circulation published in such city, 
then such publication shall be in a 
newspaper of general circulation 
published in the county in which 
such city is located. 

The ballots to be used at such 
election shall be substantially in 
the following form: 



For the adoption of an 
I Act entitled, "An Act to 
I provide for non-par- 
I tisan elections of Judges 
I of the Municipal Court 
I of the City of Chicago." 



I Against the adoption of 
I an Act entitled, "An Act 
! to provide for non-par- 
I tisan elections of Judges 
I of the Municipal Court 
I of the City of Chicago." 



If a majority of those electors 
voting thereon shall vote for th« 
adoption of. this Act, it shall there- 



by and thereupon be adopted by 
and be in force in such city. 



Residential and Industrial Districts. 

Aid. Kerner moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Judiciary on a reso- 
lution requesting the passage by the 
General Assembly of the State of 
Illinois of an Act providing for the 
creation of residential and indus- 
trial districts, deferred and pub- 
lished January 19, 1917, page 2900. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Kerner moved to concur in 
said report and to recommend a 
Bill submitted therewith to the 
General Assembly of the State of 
Illinois for enactment into law 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 678]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. 

Nays— 'None, 

The following is said Bill as rec- 
ommended : 

A BILL 

For an act to amend Section 1 of 
Article V of an act entitled, "An 
Act to Provide for the Incorpora- 
tion of Cities and Villages," ap- 
proved April 10, 1872, and in force 
July 1, 1872:, As amended by sub- 
sequent acts. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the 
people of the State of Illinois, rep- 
resented in General Assembly: That 
Section 1 of Article V of an Act en- 




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titled: "An Act ta provide for the 
incorporation of cities and villages," 
approved April 10, 1872, and in 
force July 1, 1872; as amended by 
subsequent Acts, be amended so as 
to read as follows, viz: 

First: To control the finances 
and property of the corporation. 

Second: To appropriate money 
for corporate purposes only, and 
provide for payment of debts and 
expenses of the corporation. 

Third : Tp levy and collect taxes 
for general alnd special purposes on 
^ real and personal property. 

Fourth: To fix the amount, 
terms and manner of issuing and re- 
voking licenses. 

Fifth : To borrow money on the 
credit of the corporation for cor- 
'porate purposes, and issue bonds 
therefor, in such amounts and 
form, and on such conditions as it 
shall prescribe, but shall not be- 
come indebted in any manner, or for 
any purpose to an amount, includ- 
ing existing indebtedness in the ag- 
gregate to exceed five (5) per cen- 
tum on the value of the taxable 
property therein, to be ascertained 
by the last assessment for the state 
and county taxes previous to the 
incurring of such indebtedness ; and 
before or at the time of incurring 
any indebtedness, shall provide for 
the collection of a direct annual tax 
sufiicient to pay the interest on such 
debt as it falls due, and also to pay 
and discharge the principal thereof 
within twenty years after construct- 
ing (contracting) the same. 

Sixth: To issue bonds in place 
of or to supply means to meet ma- 
turing bonds, or for the consolida- 
tion or funding of the same. 

Seventh: To lay out, to estab- 
lish, open, alter, widen, extend, 
grade, pave or otherwise improve 
streets, alleys, avenues, sidewalks, 
wharves, parks and public grounds, 
and vacate the same. 

Eighth : To plant trees upon the 
same. 



Ninth : To regulate the use oC 

the same. i 

It 

Tenth: To prevent and remov4 
encroachments or obstructions upo& 
the same. T 

Eleventh: To provide for th| 
lighting of the same. - | 

Twelfth: To provide for thf 
cleansing of the same. 

Thirteenth: To regulate th|: 
openings therein for the laying of. 
gas or water mains and pipes, anf 
the building and repairing of sewergj; 
tunnels and drains, and erecting gaf 
lights: Provided, however, that an;;^ 
company heretofore organized undef 
the general laws of this State, or any 
association of persons organized or 
which may be hereafter organized 
for the purpose of manufacturing 
illuminating gas to supply cities or 
villages, or the inhabitants thereof, 
with the same, shall have the right 
by consent of the common councit 
(subject to existing rights), to erecl! 
gas factories, and lay down pipes 
in the streets or alleys of any city 
or village in this State, subject to 
such regulations as any such city op 
village may by ordinance impose. 

Fourteenth : To regulate the us0 
of sidewalks and all structures 
thereunder; and to require the 
owner or occupant of any premisel 
to keep the sidewalks in front ot 
or along the same, free frim snow 
and other obstructions. 

Fifteenth : To regulate and pre- 
vent the throwing or depositing of 
ashes, offal, dirt, garbage, or any 
offensive matter in, and to prevent 
injury to any street, avenue, alley 
or public ground. 

Sixteenth: To provide for and 
regulate crosswalks, curbs and gut- 
ters. 

Seventeenth: "To regulate and 
prevent the use of streets, side- 
walks, and public grounds, for signs, 
sign posts, awnings, awning posts, 
telegraph poles, horse troughs, 
racks, posting hand bills and ad- 
vertisements. 

Eighteenth : To regulate and pro- 



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hibit the exhibition or carrying of 
i banners, placards, advertisements or 
1 hand bills in the streets or public 
j pounds, or upon the sidewalks. 

Nineteenth : To regulate and pre- 
vent the flying of flags, banners or 
signs across the streets or from 
I houses. 

Twentieth: To regulate traffic 
and sales upon the streets, sidewalks 
! and public places. 

Twenty-first: To regulate the 
speed of horses and other animals, 
vehicles, cars and locomotives with- 
in the limits of the corporation. 

Twenty- second : To regulate the 
numbering of houses and lots. 

Twenty-third : To name and 
change the name of any street, ave- 
nue, alley or other public place. 

Twenty-fourth' : To permit, regu- 
late or prohibit the locating, con- 
structing or laying a track of any 
horse railroad in any street, alley 
or public place; but such permis- 
sion shall not be for a longer time 
than for twenty years. 

Twenty-fifth: To provide for 
and change the location, grade and 
crossing of any railroad. 

Twenty-sixth: To require rail- 
road companies to fence their re- 
spective railroads, or any portion 
of the same, and to construct cattle 
guards, crossings of streets and pub- 
lic roads, and keep the same in re- 
pair, within the limits of the cor- 
poration. In case -any railroad com- 
pany shall fail to comply with any 
such ordinance, it shall be liable 
for all damages the owner of any 
cattle or horses or other domestic 
animal may sustain by reason of in- 
juries thereto while on the track of 
i [such railroad, in like manner and 
1 extent as under the general laws 
i I of this State, relative to the fenc- 
ing of railroads; and actions to re- 
cover such damages may be insti- 
tuted before any justice of the peace 
or other court of competent juris- 
diction. 

Twenty-seventh : To require rail- 
jroad companies to keep flagmen 



at railroad crossings of streets, and 
provide protection against injury to 
persons and property in the use of 
such railroads. To compel such rail- 
roads to raise or lower their rail- 
road tracks to conform to any grade 
which may, at any time, be estab- 
lished by said city, and where such 
tracks run lengthwise of any such 
street, alley or highway, to keep 
their railroad tracks on a ilevel with 
the street surface, and so that such 
tracks may be crossed at any place 
on such street, alley or highway. 
To compel and require railroad 
companies to make and keep open 
and to keep in repair ditches, drains, 
sewers and culverts along and un- 
der their railroad tracks so that 
filthy or stagnant pools of water 
cannot stand on their grounds or 
right of way, and so that the 
natural drainage of adjacent prop- 
erty shall not be impeded. 

Twenty-eighth : To construe^ and 
keep in repair bridges, viaducts, and 
tunnels, and to regulate the use 
thereof. 

Twenty-ninth : To construct and 
keep in repair culverts, drains, 
sewers and cesspools and to regwlate 
the use thereof. 

Thirtieth: To deepen, widen, 
dock, cover, wall, alter or change 
channed of water courses. 

Thirty-first: To construct and 
keep in repair canals and slips for 
the accommodation of commerce. 

Thirty-second : To erect and keep 
in repair public landing places, 
wharves, docks and levees. 

Thirty-third: To regulate and 
control the use of public and private 
landing places, wharves, docks and 
levees. 

Thirty-fourth: To control and 
regulate the anchorage, moorage and 
landing of all water craft and their 
cargoes within the jurisdiction of 
the corporation. 

Thirty-fifth : To license, regulate 
and prohibit wharf^boats, tugs and 
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Thirty-sixth: To fix the rate of 
wharfage and dockage. 

Thirty-seventh : To collect wharf- 
age and dockage from all boats, 
rafts or other craft landing at or 
using any public landing place, 
wharf, dock -or levee within the 
limits of the corporation. 

Thirty-eighth : To make regula- 
tions in regard to use of harbors, 
towing of vessels, opening and pass- 
ing of bridges. 

Thirty-ninth: To appoint Har- 
bor Masters and defme their duties. 

Fortieth: To provide for the 
cleansing and purification of waters, 
water-courses and canals, and the 
draining or filling of ponds on pri- 
vate property, whenever necessary 
to prevent or abate nuisances. 

Forty-first: To license, tax, regu- 
late and prohibit hawkers, peddlers, 
pawnbrokers, keepers of ordinaries, 
theatricals and other exhibitions, 
shows and amusements, and to re- 
voke such license at pleasure. 

Forty-second: To license, tax, 
and regulate hackmen, draymen, 
omnibus drivers, carters, cabmen, 
porters, expressmen, and all others 
pursuing like occupations, and to 
prescribe their compensation. 

Forty-third: To license, reguilate, 
tax and restrain runners for stages, 
cars, public houses, or other things 
or persons. 

Forty-fourth : To. license, regu- 
late, tax or prohibit and suppress 
ibiUiard, bagatelle, pigeon-hole or 
any other tables or implements kept 
or used for a simil,lar purpose in 
any place of public resort, pin alleys 
and ball alleys. 

Forty-fifth: To suppress bawdy 
and disorderly houses, houses of ill- 
fame or assignation, within the 
limits of the city and within three 
miles of the outer boundaries of the 
city; and also to suppress gaming 
and gambling houses, lotteries, and 
all fraudulent devices and prac- 
tices, for the purpose of gaining or 
obtaining money or property; and 
to prohibit the sale or exhibition of 



obscene or immoral publicatioai 
prints, pictures or illustrations. 

Forty-sixth : To license, regulal 
and prohibit the selling or givi 
away of any intoxicating, mall 
vinous, mixed or fermented liqubi 
the license not to extend beyond th 
municipal year in which it shall ,b 
granted, and to determine th 
amount to be paid for such license 
Provided, that the city council 
cities, or presidents and boards o 
trustees in villages, may grant per 
mits to druggists for the sale o 
liquors for medicinal, mechanical 
sacramental and chemical purpose 
only, subject to forfeiture, and un 
der such restrictions and regulation; 
as may be provided by ordinance 
Provided, further, that in grantini 
licenses such corporate authoritiei 
shall comply with whatever genera 
law of the State may be in force rel- 
ative to the granting of licenses. 

Forty-seventh : The foregoini 
shall not be construed to affect th( 
provisions of the charter of an 
literary institution heretofon 
granted. 

Forty-eighth : And the city coun 
cil in cities, and president and boar( 
of trustees in villages, shall 
have the power to forbid and punisl 
the selling or giving away of anj 
intoxicating, malt, vinous, mixed oi 
fermented liquor to any minor, ap- 
prentice or servant or insane, idiotii 
or distracted person, habitua 
drunkard, or person intoxicated. 

Forty-ninth: To establish mar- 
kets and market-houses, and pro- 
vide for the regulation and us( 
thereof. 

Fiftieth : To regulate the sale-o 
meats, poultry, fish, butter, cheese 
lard, vegetables, and all other pro- 
visions, and to provide for plac( 
and manner of selling the same ant 
to direct the location thereof. 

Fifty-first : To prevent and pun- 
ish forestalling and regrating. 

Fifty-second: To regulate th( 
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prescribe the weight and quality of 
bread in the loaf. 

Fifty-third : To provide for and 
regulate the inspection of meats, 
poultry, fish, butter, cheese, lard, 
vegetables, cotton, tobacco, flour, 
meal and other provisions. 

Fifty-fourth : To regulate the in- 
spection, weighing and measuring of 
briftk, lumber, firewood, coal, hay, 
and any article of merchandise. 

Fifty-fifth: To provide for the 
inspection and sealing of weights 
and measures. 

Fifty-sixth : To enforce the keep- 
ing and use of proper weights and 
measures by vendors. 

Fifty-seventh: To regulate the 
construction, repairs and use of 
vaults, cisterns, areas, hydrants, 
pumps, sewers and gutters. 

Fifty-eighth: To regulate and 
direct the location of places of 
amusement. 

Fifty-ninth: To prevent intoxi- 
cation, fighting, quarreling, dog 
fights, cock fights, and all disor- 
derly conduct. 

Sixtieth : . To regulate partition 
fences and party walls. 

Sixty-first: To prescribe the 
thickness, strength, and manner of 
constructing stone, brick and other 
buildings and construction of fire 
escapes therein. 

Sixty-second: The city council, 
and the president and trustees in 
villages, for the purpose of guard- 
ing against the calamities of fire, 
shall have power to prescribe the 
limits within which wooden build- 
ings shall not be erected or placed, 
or repaired, without permission, and 
to direct that all and any buildings 
within the fire limits, when the 
same shall have been damaged by 
fire, decay or otherwise, to the ex- 
tent of fifty per cent of the value, 
shall be torn down or removed and 
to prescribe the manner of ascer- 
taining such damage. 

Sixty- third : To prevent the dan- 
gerous construction and condition of 



chimneys, fireplaces, hearths, stoves, 
stove-pipes, ovens, boilers, and ap- 
paratus used in and about any 
building and manufactory, and to 
cause the same to be removed or 
placed in a safe condition, when 
considered dangerous; to regulate 
and prevent the carrying on of 
manufactories dangeroas in causing 
and prompting (promoting) fires; 
to prevent the deposit of ashes in 
unsafe places, and to cause all such 
buildings and enclosures, as may be 
in a dangerous state to be put in a 
safe condition. 

Sixty-fourth: To erect engine 
houses, and provide fire engines, 
hose carts, hooks and ladders, and 
other implements for prevention 
and extinguishment of fires, and 
provide for the use and manage- 
ment of the same by voluntary fire 
companies or otherwise. 

Sixty-fifth : To regulate and pre- 
vent storage of gunpowder, tar, 
pitch', resin, coal, oil, benzine, tur- 
pentine, hemp, cotton, nitrogly- 
cerine, petroleum, or any of the 
products thereof, and other com- 
bustible or explosive material, and 
the use of lights in stables, shops 
and other places, and the building 
of bon-fires; also to regulate, re- 
strain and prohibit the use of fire- 
works, firecrackers, torpedoes, Ro- 
man candles, sky-rockets, and other 
pyrotechnic displays. 

Sixty-sixth: To regulate the 
police of the city or village, and 
pass and enforce all necessary police 
ordinances. 

Sixty- seventh : To provide for 
the inspection of steam boilers. 

Sixty-eighth : To prescribe the 
duties and powers of a superintend- 
ent of police, policemen and watch- 
men. 

Sixty-ninth : ^ To establish and 
erect calabooses, bridewells, houses 
of correction and workhouses for 
the reformation and confinement of 
vagrants, idle and disorderly per- 
sons, and persons convicted of vio- 
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and make rules and regulations for 
the government of the same, and 
appoint necessary, keepers and as- 
sistants. 

Seventieth: To use the county 
jail for the confinement or punish- 
ment of offenders, subject to such 
conditions as are imposed by law, 
and with thfe consent of the county 
board. 

Seventy-first : To provide by or- 
dinance in regard to the relation be- 
tween all the officers and employes 
of the corporation in respect to each 
other, the corporation and the peo- 
ple. 

Seventy-second : To prevent and 
suppress, riots, routs, affrays, noises, 
disturbances, disorderly assemblies 
in any public or private place. 

Seventy-third: To probibit and 
punish cruelty to animals. 

Seventy-fourth: To restrain and 
punish vagrants, mendicants and 
prostitutes. 

Seventy-fifth: To declare what 
shall be a nuisance, and to abate 
the same; and to impose fines upon 
parties who may create, continue 
or suffer nuisances to exist. 

Seventy-sixth: To appoint a 
board of health, and prescribe its 
powers and duties. 

Seventy-seventh: To erect and 
establish hospitals and medical dis- 
pensaries, and to regulate hospitals, 
medical dispensaries, ^natoria and 
undertaking establishrhents, and to 
direct the location thereof. 

Seventy-eighth: To do all acts, 
make all regulations which may be 
necessary or expedient for the pro- 
motion of health or the suppression 
of disease. 

Seventy-ninth : To establish and 
regulate cemeteries, within or with- 
out the corporation, and acquire 
lands therefore (therefor), by pur- 
chase or otherwise, and cause ceme- 
teries to be removed, and prohibit 
their establishment within one mile 
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Eightieth: To regulate, restraS 
and pro'hiibt the running at large (f 
horses, cattle, swine, sheep, goats,' 
geese and dogs, and to impose a tax 
on dogs. 

Eighty-first : To direct the loca- ! 
tion and regulate the management 
and construction of packing houses, 
renderies, tallow chandleries, bone 
factories, soap factories, and tan- 
neries, within the 'limits of the city 
or village, and wfthin the distance 
of one mile without the city or vil- 
lage limits. 

Eighty- second: To direct the 
location and regulate the use and 
constt'uction of breweries, distil- 
leries, livery, boarding or sale 
stables, blacksmith shops, foundries, 
machine shops, garages, hangars, 
launder ies, bathing beaches, planing 
mills, flour mills, box factories, lead 
factories, steel factories, iron fac- 
tories, ice plants, either for the 
manufacturing or storing of ice, fac- 
tories or other manufacturing estab- 
lishments using machinery, or emit- 
ting offensive or noxious fumes, 
odors, or noises, and storage and 
warehouses within the limits of the 
city or village. 

Eighty-third: To prohibit any 
offensive or unwholesome business 
or establishment within or within 
one mile of the limits of the cor- 
poration. 

Eighty-fourth: To compel the 
owner of any grocery, cellar, soap 
or tallow chand)lery, tannery, stable, 
pig-sty, privy, sewer or other un- 
wholesome or nauseous house or 
place, to cleanse, abate or remove 
the same, and to regulate the loca- 
tion thereof. 

'Eighty-fifth : The city council or 
trustees of • a village, shal(l have 
power to provide for the taking of 
the city or village census; but no 
city or village census shall be taken 
by authority of the council or trus- 
tees oftener than once in three 
years. 

Eighty-sixth : To provide for the 
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buildings necessary for the use of 
the city or village. 

Eighty-seventh : To establish fer- 
ries, toll bridges and license and 
regulate the same, and from time 
to time to fix tolls thereon. 

Eighty-eighth : To authorize the 
construction of mil,ls, mill-races, 
and feeders on, through or across 
the streets of the city or village, at 
such places and under such restric- 
tion as they shall deem proper. 

Eighty-ninth: The city council 
shall have power, by condemnation 
or otherwise, to extend any street, 
alley or highway over or across, or 
to construct any sewer under or 
through any rai|lroad track, right of 
way, or land of any railroad com- 
pany, (within the corporate limits) ; 
but where no compensation is made 
to such railroad company the city 
shall restore such railroad track, 
right of way or land to its former 
slate, or in a sufficient manner not 
to have impaired its usefulness. 

Ninetieth: The City Council or 
Board of Trustees shall have no 
power to grant the use of or the 
right to lay down any railroad tracks 
in any street of the city to any 
steam, dummy, electric, cable, horse 
or other railroad company, whether 
the same shall be incorporated under 
any general or special law of the 
State, now or hereafter in force, 
except upon the petition of the 
owners of the' land representing 
more than one-half of the frontage 
of the street, or so much thereof 
as is sought to be used for railroad 
purposes, and when the street or 
part thereof sought to be used shall 
be more than one mile in extent, no 
petition of land owners shall be valid 
unless the same shall be signed 
by the owners of the land repre- 
senting more than one-half of the 
frontage of each mile and of the 
fraction of a mile, if any in excess 
of the whole miles measuring from 
the initial point named in such pe- 
tition of such street or of the part 
thereof; sought to be used for rail- 
road purposes. 



Ninety-first: To tax, license and 
regulate auctioneers, distillers, 
breweries, lumber yards, livery 
stables, public scales, money chang- 
ers and brokers. 

Ninety-second: To prevent and 
re&ulate the rolling of hoops, play- 
ing of ball, flying of kites, or any 
other amusement or practice having 
a tendency to annoy persons passing 
in the streets or on the sidewalks, 
or to frighten teams and horses. 

Ninety-third : To regulate, direct 
the location of, and prohibit the 
keeping of any lumber or coal yard, 
and the placing or piling or selling 
any lumber, timber, wood, coal, or 
other combustible material within 
the limits of the city or village. 

Ninety-fourth: To provide by 
ordinance, that all the paper, print- 
ing, stationery, blanks, fuel and all 
the supplies needed for the use of 
the city, shall be furnished by con- 
tract, let to the lowest bidder. 

Ninety-fifth : To tax, license and 
regulate second-hand and junk 
stores and yards, and to forbid their 
purchasing or receiving from min- 
ors without the written consent of 
their parents or guardians, any arti- 
cle whatsoever, and to direct the 
location thereof. 

Ninety-sixth: To direct, license 
and control all wagons and other 
vehicles conveying loads within the 
city, or any particular class of such 
wagons, and other vehicles, and 
prescribe the width and tire of the 
same, the license fee when collected 
to be kept as a separate fund and 
used only for paying the cost and 
expense of street or alley, improve- 
ment or repair. 

Ninety-seventh: To acquire, in 
the manner now or hereafter pro- 
vided by law for the taking of pri- 
vate property for public use, pri- 
vate lands bordering upon the pub- 
lic or navigable waters, useful, de- 
sirable or advantageous for bathing 
beaches and recreation piers. 

Ninety -eighth: To regulate and 
limit the intensity of the use of 



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lot areas and to determine the 
proper areas for yards, courts and 
other open spaces; to regulate and 
restrict the location of trades and 
industries and the location of build- 
ings designed for specified uses and 
to designate the trades and indus- 
tries that shall be permitted in, or 
excluded from, designated districts, 
or subjected to special regulations 
and to designate the uses for which 
buildings in any designated district 
may or may not be erected or al- 
tered, giving reasonable considera- 
tion to the cJ^aracter of the district, 
its peculiar suitability for partic- 
ular uses, the conservation of prop- 
erty values and the direction of 
building development to the best 
advantage of the entire city or vil- 
lage; to devide cities or villages into 
districts of such number, shape and 
area and to classify the buildings, 
trades and industries therein as may 
be deemed best suited to secure 
safety from fire and other dangers 
and to promote the public health, 
comfort and welfare, regard being 
given, so far as possible, to securing 
adequate light, air and convenience 
of access and to conserving the tax- 
able value of buildings and land 
throughout the city or village; pro- 
vided, that it shall be a provision of 
all regulations or ordinances enacted 
under the authority herein con- 
ferred that all buildings and im- 
provements may be continued in any 
condition or use to which they are 
lawfully devoted at the time of the 
enactment of such regulation or or- 
dinance, and provided further, that 
no such regulation or ordinance 
shall be enacted until after a public 
hearing has been held upon the 
question of such regulation or ordi- 
nance either before the city council 
in cities, or the President and Board 
of Trustees in villages, as the case 
may be, or before a committee or 
commission authorized by these 
bodies to investigate and make rec- 
ommendations concerning such pro- 
posed regulations or ordinances. 
Notice of such a hearing shall be 
given by publication of the same in 



a newspaper of general circulation 
within such city or village at least 
thirty days prior to the date of such 
hearing, at which hearing oppor- 
tunity shall be given parties inter- 
ested to be heard upon the matter of 
the proposed regulation or ordi- 
nance. 

Ninety-ninth: To pass all ordi- 
nances, rules, and make all regula- 
tions, proper or necessary, to carry 
into effect the powers granted to 
cities or villages, with such fines or 
penalties as the city council or board 
of trustees shall deem proper: Pro- 
vided, no fine or penalty shall ex- 
ceed $200.00 and no imprisonment 
shall exceed six months for one of- 
fense. 



Municipal Officers: Non-partisan 
Election. 

Aid. Kerner moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Judiciary on a reso- 
lution requesting the passage by the 
General Assembly of 'the State of 
Illinois of an Act providing for non- 
partisan municipal elections, defer- 
red and published January 19, 1917, 
page 2900. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Kerner moved to recommend 
to the General Assejnbly of the State 
of Illinois for enactment into law 
the Bill submitted with said report 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 679], 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Werner, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Gross, Vanderbil't, Block, Klaus, 
McNichols, Gullerton, Krumdick, 
Kerner, Novak, Anderson, Home, 
Smith, Szymkowski, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Wallace, Gnadt, Link, 
Pretzel, Watson,, Hrubec, Kearns, 
Pegram, Fisher, Rea, Buck, Michael- 
son, Blaha, Toman, Janke, Thos. J. 
Lynch — 43. 

Nays — (Goughlin, Norris, Hickey, 
Rodriguez, Miller, Ellison, Bauler, 



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Kennedy, Adamowski, Byrne, Wm. J. 
1 ynch, O'Toole— 12. 

The following is said Bill as 
recommended: 

I A BILL 

For an Act to provide for non-par- 
tisan elections , for municipal 
offices. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the 
people of the State of Illinois, rep- 
resented in the General Assembly: 
That the following words and 
phrases in this Act shall, unless the 
Isame are inconsistent with the con- 
text, be construed as follows: 

1. The words "municipal office," 
any elective officer of any city, vil- 
lage or incorporated town excepting 
City Courts and the Municipal Court 
of Chicago; 

2. The words "municipal of- 
[ficer," any person elected to any 

municipal office; 

3. The word "election," any pri- 
|mary, election, general election or 

ecial election herein provided 
or; 

4. The words "municipal pri- 
ary," the primary electioij pro- 
ded for in this Act; ^ 

5. The words "municipal elec- 
lon," any general election or spe- 
ial election for any municipal of- 

jfice, as distinguished from a muni- 
sipal primary; 

6. The words "general muni- 
3ipal election," a general election 
for any municipal office, as distin- 
guished from a special election for 
?uch office and as distinguished 
"rom a municipal primary; 

7. The words "general muni- 
cipal primary," a municipal pri- 
mary for the nomination of candi- 
dates for any municipal office to be 
illed at any general municipal elec- 
:ion; 

SI The words "special municipal 
'lection," a special election for any 
nunicipal office; 

9. The words "special municipal 
primary," a municipal primary for 



the nomination of candidates for 
any municipal office to be filled at 
any special municipal election; 

10. The word "precinct," a vot- 
ing precinct or district heretofore 
or hereafter established by law 
within which all qualified electors 
vote at one polling place; 

11. The word "town," an incor- 
porated town. 

Section 2. The name of no per- 
son shall .be printed upon the offi- 
cial ballot to be voted at any muni- 
cipal election as a candidate for 
any municipal office, unless such 
person shall have been nominated 
for such office under the provis- 
ions of this Act: Provided, how- 
ever, that in cities and villages un- 
der the commission form of muni- 
cipal government, any person 
sought to be recalled pr removed 
from office as provided by law, 
shall be a candidate to succeed him- 
self, and his name shall be printed 
upon the official ballot at such re- 
call election, unless he shall resign 
as provided by law. 

Section 3. Candidates for any 
municipal office shall be nominated 
by a municipal primary to be held 
four weeks prior to the holding of 
any municipal election. 

Section 4. Any person desiring 
to become a candidate for any 
municipal office shall, not less than 
thirty nor more than sixty days 
prior to said municipal primary, 
file with the city clerk in cities, 
with the village clerk in the vil- 
lages, or, in those cities and vil- 
lages or towns having a board of 
election commissioners, with the 
clerk of such board, a statement of 
such candidacy verified by oath or 
affirmation in substantially the fol- 
lowing form: 

statement of candidacy 

Of (here insert name) for the of- 
fice of (here insert title of office) 
of (here insert name of political 
division) of the City (or village or 



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town) of (here insert name of city, 
village or town). 

State of Illinois,] 

Us. 
County of J 

I, , being first duly 

sworn, say that I reside at No. 
(here insert number and street) 
street in the City (or Village or 
town) of (here insert name of city 
or village or town), County of (here 
insert name of county), State of 
Illinois; that. I am a qualified voter 
therein; that I am a candidate for 
nomination to the office of (here 
insert title of office) of the (here 
insert number of ward) ward of 
the city (or village or town) of 
(here insert name of the city or 
village or town) in the County of 
(here insert name of county) and 
State of Illinois, to be voted upon 
at the municipal primary to be held 

on the day of , 

A. D. 19 — ; that I am qualified by 
law to hold said office; and I here- 
by request that my name be printed 
upon the official municipal primary 
ballot for nomination at such muni- 
cipal primary for said office. 
(Signed) 

Subscribed and sworn to (or af- 
firmed) before me this 

day of , A. D. 19.... 

(Signed) 

(Official Character). 

(Seal, if officer has one). 

He shall at the same time file 
therewith the petitions of such 
number of qualified electors of the 
political division in which the can- 
didate is seeking a nomination as 
will aggregate not less than two (2) 
per cent and not more than four 
(4) per cent, of all the ballots cast 
for candidates for municipal offices 
in such political division at the last 
preceding general municipal elec- 
tion held in such city, village or 
town. No person shall sign more 
petitions for nominations for any 
office than the number to be elected 
to such office. Each petition shall 



be signed by such elector in hig ow 
proper person, and shall be verifle 
by the oath or affirmation of 
qualified elector of the politicji 
division in which the candidate 
whose nomination is sought is to \i 
voted for. Each petition and th: 
verification thereof shall be on or 
sheet and shall be substantially i 
the following form: 

PETITION FOR NOMINATION. 

I, the undersigned, a duly quali 
fied elector (of the (here inseij 
number of ward) Ward) of the Git; 
(or village or town) of (here in 
sert name of the city or village c 
town) in the county of (here in 
sert name of county) and State c 
Illinois, and residing at the place i 
the precinct and ward (if any) ap 
pearing under my name as signe 
hereto, do hereby petition that th 
name of (here insert name of can 
didate) be placed on the offici; 
municipal primary ballot as can 
didate for nomination for th 
office of (here insert title c 
office) (of the (here insert num 
ber of ward) ward) of the cit 
(or village or town) of (her 
insert name of city, village c 
Hown) in the county of (here in 
sert name of county) and State c 
Illinois, at the municipal primar 
to be held in such city (or villag 

or town) on the day < 

, A. D. 19 

Name 

Residence 

Precinct Ward 

State of Illinois,] 

S-ss. 
County of J 

I, , do hereby cei 

tify and make oath (or affirm) thij 
I am upwards of the age of twentjj 
one years; that I reside at Nj 
(here insert number of street, 
any) street, in the city (or villag: 
or town) of (here insert name ( 
the city, or village or town; in th 
county of (here insert name < 
county) and State of Illinois; th; 



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the signature on this petition was 
signed in my presence, and is gen- 
uine, and that to the besi of my 
knowledge and belief the person so 
signing was, at the time of signing 
said petition, a qualified elector (of 
I the (here insert number of ward) 
ward) of the city (or village or 
to^Ti) of (here insert name of the 
city, or village or town) in the 
county of (here insert name of 
county) and State of Illinois, and 
that his residence is correctly stated 
AS above set forth. 

Signed) 

Subscribed and sworn to (or af- 
firmed) before me this 

day of A. D. 19.... 

(Official Character.) 
Seal, if officer has one.) 

Said petition shall be printed 
upon sheets of uniform size, and 
shall be arranged before filing same 
according to precincts and wards, if 
any there be. All petitions of elec- 
tors from any one precinct for the 
nomination of the same person shall 
be neatly fastened together in book 
form by placing the sheets in a 
pile and fastening them together at 
the upper edge in a secure and suit- 
able manner. Said petitions, when 
f'led, shall not be withdrawn or 
dded to after the time for filing 
-ame has expired, and no petition 
shall be revoked except by written 
revocation of the petitioner, filed 
with the officer with whom such 
petitions are required to be filed at 
Ipast ten (10) days before the time 
for filing such petitions has expired. 

Section 5. Immediately upon the 
^'xpiration of the time for filing the 
statements and petitions for candi- 
dates, the officer or officers charged 
with the duty of preparing ballots 
for municipal elections shall cause 
a canvass to be made to verify the 
fact that the petitioners named re- 
side at the places designated in 
such petitions. If, upon such can- 
vass, any person whose name ap- 



pears as signed to any such peti- 
tion shall be found by such can- 
vassers not to reside a^t the place 
designated, or if it shall in any 
manner come to the attention of 
said officer or officers charged with 
the duty of preparing said ballots 
that any petition has not been prop- 
erly signed by a person duly quali- 
fied to sign the same, or that it has 
not been properly verified, or that 
it has been signed by a person who 
has signed more than the number of 
petitions authorized by this Act, 
then said officer or officers shall 
cause a written complaint to be 
signed by the canvasser or person 
who claims to have knowledge of 
such facts, and thereupon a notice 
shall be mailed to the person whose 
name appears as signed to said pe- 
tition, by such officer or officers, 
addressed to the place of residence 
of such person as designated upon 
said petition, to appear before such 
office, or, in cities and villages or 
towns having a board of election 
commissioners, before such board of 
election commissioners, within three 
days ther.eafter and show cause 
why his petition should not be 
stricken from the files. If such 
petitioner shall fail to appear at the 
time and place designated in said 
notice, of if he shall appear and 
fail to give satisfactory evidence 
that he is a duly qualified elector 
in the political division in which 
the person for whose nomination he 
has petitioned is to be voted for, and 
that he signed said petition in his 
own proper person, and that. he has 
not signed more than the number 
of petitions authorized by this Act, 
•such petition shall be stricken 
from the files and shall not be . 
counted in considering the suffi- 
ciency of the number of petitions 
for such nomination. 

Any person aggrieved by the act 
of such officer or board of election 
commissioners in striking any peti- 
tion for nomination from the files 
may make application in v^riting, 
verified by affidavit, to the Judge of 



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the County Court, within three days 
after the same was stricken from 
the files, to have such petition re- 
stored, and gaid Judge of the County 
Court shall forthwith proceed in a 
summary manner to hear evidence 
and make such judgment or order 
as justice may require. The judg- 
ment of the County Court shall be 
entered of record and in case such 
petition is ordered restored to the 
files by such Judge of the County 
Court, a certified copy of such or- 
der shall be filed with said officer 
or board of election commissioners, 
and such jlidgment or order shall 
be final. 

Any person who signs the name 
of another, upon any petition filed 
under the provision of this Act, or 
who signs a fictitious name upon 
any such petition, or who willfully 
and corruptly swears or affirms 
falsely in taking any oath or af- 
firmation required by this act, shall, 
upon conviction thereof, be fined in 
a sum not exceeding one thousand 
($1,000.00) dollars or imprison- 
ed in the county jail not exceeding 
six (6) months, or both, in the dis- 
cretion of the court. 

Any person acting as a canvasser 
who shall willfully and corruptly 
make any false canvass in verify- 
ing any petition filed under this 
act, shall, on conviction thereof be 
fined in a sum not exceeding five 
hundred dollars ($500.00), or im- 
prisoned in the county jail, not ex- 
ceeding six (6) months, or both, in 
the discretion of the court. 

Section 6. Any candidate for 
nomination for any municipal of- 
fice, upon his request in writing, ' 
'signed by him and duly acknowl- 
edged before an officer qualified to 
take acknowledgments of deeds, 
and filed with the officer with whom 
statements of candidacy are requir- 
ed by this Act to be filed not later 
than twenty (20) days before the 
holding of any municipal primary, 
may withdraw his name as a can- 
didate for such nomination. 



Section 7. At least fifteen (15|! 
days before the holding of any mul 
nicipal primary the officer or ofR| 
cers whose duty it is to prepare th(' 
ballots shall cause to be publishecl 
in at least one newspaper of gen-s 
eral circulation published in saic 
city, village or town, the names o 
the candidates for the respective of-[ 
ficos to be filled in alphabetical or.l 
der according to their surnames. I 
there be no newspaper of genera 
circulation published in said city 
village or town, then such publica- 
tion shall be in the nearest news- 
paper of general circulation pub- 
lished in the county in which sue! 
city, village or town is located, anc 
if there be no newspaper of genera 
circulation published in said county 
then in the nearest newspaper ol 
general circulation published in the 
State. 

Section 8. The names of all per- 
sons who have filed valid and suf- 
ficient statements of candidacy, to- 
gether with valid and sufficient pe- 
titions as hereinbefore required, 
and who have not withdrawn their 
names as candidates in the manner 
hereinbefore provided, and , none 
others, shall be printed on the offi- 
cial ballot for any municipal pri- 
mary. 

Section 9. At least twenty (20) 
days before each election the city! 
clerk in cities, or the village clerkj • 
in villages or, in those cities and 
villages or towns having a board of 
election commissioners, the clerk 
of the board of election commis-| 
sioners, shall prepare notices of the 
municipal primary and municipal 
election respectively, which notice 
in each case shall state the time 
and places of holding the election, 
the hours during which the polls 
will be open, and the offices for 
which the candidates will be nomi-; 
nated at such municipal primary or 
elected at such municipal election. 
Such notice shall be published and 
posted, by the officer who shall pre- 
pare said notices, in the same man- 1 
ner as notices of election under the 



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laws in force in such city, village 
or to>^Ti applicable to general elec- 
tions for municipal ofTices are re- 
quired to be published and posted. 

Section 10. The ballots to be 
used at any election herein pro- 
vided for shall be printed upon 
plain substantial white paper, 
through which the printing or 
writing cannot toe read, and shall 
be of uniform quality, texture and 
<ize. Said ballots shall be printed 
in the following manner : 

1. At the top of all the ballots 
shall be printed in large capital 
letters the ' words designating the 
baliot, — if a municipal primary, 
the words shall be "Official Munic- 
ipal Primary Ballot," and if a 
municipal election, the designating 
words shall be "Official Municipal 
Election Ballot"; 

2. Beginifing not less than one 
inch below^ such designating words, 
and extending across the face of the 
ballot, the title of each office to be 
filled shall be printed in capital 
letters; 

3. The names of candidates for 
the same office, but for different 
terms of service therein (if any 
there ^e), shall ibe arranged and 
printed in groups according to the 
length of such terms; 

4. Immediately below the title 
•f each office or group heading in- 
dicating the term of office shall be 
printed in small letters the direc- 
fions to voters "Vote for one," 

Vote for two" and the like, desig- 
nating how many persons under 
that head are to be voted for; 

5. Following thereupon shall be 
printed the names of the candidates 
for such office according to the title 
and the term thereof, and below the 
name of each candidate shall be 
printed his place of residence, stat- 
ing the street and number (if any) ; 
the names of candidates shall be 
printed in capital letters not less 
than one-eighth nor more than 
one-fourth of an inch in height, 
and immediately at the left of the 
name of each candidate shall be 



printed a square, the sides of which 
shall not be less than one-fourth 
of an inch in length; the naines 
of all the candidates for each office 
shall be printed in a coluipn ar- 
ranged in the order hereinafter 
designated; all the names of can- 
didates shall be printed in uniform 
type; all places of residence of such 
candidates shall be printed in uni- 
form type; all squares upon said 
ballots shall be of uniform size; all 
spaces between the names of the 
candidates for the same office shall 
be of uniform size; 

6. Said ballots shall be prepared 
in as many series as there are can- 
didates in the office division or 
group in which there are the most 
names; the ballots of the first series 
shall contain all the names of the 
candidates for each office division 
or group to be filled, one immedi- 
ately following the other in alpha- 
betical order according to their sur- 
names; the ballots of the second 
series shall be like those of the 
first series, and the names of the 
candidates in the second series shall 
be arranged in the same order as 
those of the first series, except that 
the name appearing first in the list 
of candidates for each office division 
or group in said first series shall, 
in said second series, be printed 
after all the other names in the list 
of candidates for such office div- 
ision or group; the ballots of the 
third series shall be like those of 
the second series, and the names 
of the candidates in the third series 
shall be arranged in the same or- 
der as those of the second series, 
except that the name appearing 
first in the list of candidates for 
each office division or group in said 
second series shall, in said third 
series, toe printed after all the other 
names in the list of candidates for 
such office division or group, and 
so on successively, the name at the 
top of any list of candidates for 
each office division or group in any 
series being placed at the bottom 
of the respective lists of candidates 
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each succeeding series, and the 
name next to the top name in any 
list of candidates for each office 
division or group being successively 
advanced to the top of the list any 
succeeding series, until the name of 
each candidate for each office div- 
ision or group shall appear at the 
head of the list of candidates for 
such office division or group. 

7. On the back or outside of the 
ballot of each .precinct, so as to ap- 
pear when folded, shall be printed 
the words, "Official Municipal Pri- 
mary Ballot," or "Official Munic- 
ipal Election Ballot," as the case 
may be, designating said ballot, 
followed by the designation of said 
precinct, the date of the election, 
and a fac simile of the signature of 
the city clerk, or village clerk, or, 
in cities and villages or towns hav- 
ing a board of election commission- 
ers, of the clerk of said board of 
election commissioners. 

Section 11. No party, circle, 
platform, principle, appellation or 
mark whatever shall be printed 
upon said ballot.. 

Section 12. Each precinct of any 
one political division shall be al- 
lotted at least as many ballots' of 
any one series as there are legal 
voters in such precinct. Every 
precinct in such political division 
shall be allotted a different series 
of ballots unless there are more 
precincts in such political division 
than there are series of ballots 
printed for such political division. 
The first precinct of each political 
division shall be allotted the first 
series of ballots, the second pre- 
cinct of such political division the 
second series, and so on success- 
ively until the entire series of bal- 
lots shall have been exhausted, 
whereupon the next precinct, of 
such political division shall be 
allotted the first series of ballots, 
and so on in rotation until all the 
precincts of such political division 
shall have been supplied with the 
requisite number of ballots: Pro- 
vided, however, that in the event 



that there are more series of bal- 
lots than there are precincts in any 
one political division, then the bal- 
lots for such political division shall 
be so distributed in said political 
division that an equal number of 
each series of ballots as nearly as 
possible shall be allotted to such 
political division, irrespective of 
the number of precincts in such 
political division. 

Section 13. If any party primary 
election shall be held at the same 
time with any municipal primary, 
or if any election for any office 
other than a municipal office shall 
be held at the same time with any 
municipal election, the ballots for 
municipal offices shall be separate 
from all other ballots, except that 
any question of. public policy not 
required by law to be submitted on 
a separate toallot from that con- 
taining names of persons to be 
voted for may be submitted in the 
manner provided by law upon the 
same ballot as that used for any 
municipal election: Provided, that 
the polls shall be opened and closed 
for any municipal primary at the 
same time as is provided for the 
opening and closing of any party 
primary election held at tlfe same 
time. 

Section 14. That in any city, 
village or town, which shall have 
adopted, in the method provided by 
law, a voting machine or voting 
machines which may be used at 
municipal primaries and municipal 
elections, the officer or officers 
charged with the duty of preparing 
the ballots as hereinbefore pro-; 
vided, may supply such voting 
machines for the use of the voters 
at any precinct in such city, village 
or town at any election held under 
this Act. When any such voting 
machine shall be so supplied the 
names of the persons to be voted 
for shall be so arranged on said 
voting machine that the same shall; 
correspond to one of the series of 
paper ballots herein provided for 
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precincts where such voting ma- 
chines are used in the same manner 
as near as may ibe as the said paper 

ballots. 

Section 15. All persons who are 
qualified to vote at a general elec- 
tion for municipal offices under the 
laws of this State applicable to such 
elections, shall be qualified to vote 
at any municipal primary. 

Section 16. For any general 
municipal primary there shall be a 
general registration, intermediate 
registration or revision of the 
registry, as the case may be, in ac- 
cordance with the election law in 
force in such city, village or town, 
the same as if such general munic- 
ipal primary were a general munic- 
ipal election, and, for the purposes 
and requirements of registration, 
such general municipal primary 
shall be considered a general 
municipal election. 

Section 17. In all special mu- 
nicipal primaries and special 
municipal elections held under this 
Act, if the election law in force in 
such city, village or town shall re- 
quire general registration, inter- 
mediate registration or revision of 
the registry, as the case may be, for 
special elections, the same shall 
thereupon be had; and if the elec- 
tion law in force in such city, vil- 
lage or town requires registration 
as a condition precedent to voting 
at special elections, and general 
registration, intermediate registra- 
tion or revision of registry, as 
above provided, is had for special 
municipal primaries and special 
municipal elections, only registered 
voters shall be allowed to vote at 
any such election: Provided, how- 
ever, that if such election law re- 
quires registration as a condition 
precedent to voting at special elec- 
tions, and no general registration, 
intermediate registration or re- 
vision of registry is had for any 
special municipal primary or spec- 
ial municipal election so as to give 
all legal voters who are not regis- 
tered an opportunity to register. 



then such legal voters who are not 
registered may vote upon filing the 
affidavits as provided in section 
eighteen (18) of this Act. 

Section 18. If the election law 
in force in such city, village or town 
in regard to special elections does 
not require general registration, 
intermediate registration or re- 
vision of the registry for such 
special elections, the same shall not 
be required for any special munic- 
ipal primary: Provided, however, 
the books of registry of the last 
general registration, intermediate 
registration or revision of registry, 
as the case may be, shall be used 
at such election, and no vote shall 
be received at any such election if 
the name of the person offering to 
vote shall not be on said books of 
registry, unless the person offering 
to vote shall furnish to the judges 
of election his affidavit in writing, 
stating therein his residence, with 
street and number (if any), age, 
nativity, length of residence in the 
State, county and precinct, and that 
he is an inhabitant of the 'precitict 
and entitled to vote therein at such 
election, and presents an affidavit 
of a householder, who is a regis- 
tered voter of the precinct in which 
he offers to vote, to the effect that 
such householder knows such per- 
son to be an inhabitant of said pre- 
cinct (and if a city, village oi* town 
having streets and numbers, giving 
the street and number of the resi- 
dence of such person within said 
precinct) and that such person is 
entitled to vote at such election; 
the intent of this section being that 
no legal voter, where registration 
is not required for such special 
municipal primary shall be de- 
prived of his vote by reason of his 
name not being on the books of 
registry. 

Section 19. On receipt of his 
ballot, the voter shall, forthwith 
and without leaving the inclosed 
space in the polling place provided 
by law, retire alone to one of the 
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prepare his ballot by making a cross 
(X) in the square immediately to 
the left of the name of each candi- 
date of his choice for each office 
to be filled, or by writing in the 
name of any candidate of his own 
choice in a blank space on said 
ballot, and he shall signify his in- 
tention of voting for such candidate 
by placing immediately to the left 
of the name thus written, by him a 
square, and by marking a cross 
(X) in such square; and in case of 
a question submitted to the vote of 
the people, by making in the appro- 
priate margin or place a cross (X) 
opposite the answer he desires to 
give: Provided, however, that in 
cities, which have adopted minority 
representation in the city council 
of such city, each qualified voter 
may cast as many votes for alder- 
man as there are aldermen to be 
elected in his district, or may dis- 
tribute the same or equal parts 
thereof among the candidates as he 
shall see fit. Before leaving the 
voting booth, the voter shall fold 
his ballot in such manner as to con- 
ceal the marks thereon. He shall 
then vote forthwith in the manner 
now or hereafter provided by law. 
He shall mark and deposit his bal- 
lot without undue delay, and shall 
quit said inclosed space as soon as 
he . has voted. No voter shall be 
allowed to occupy a voting booth 
already occupied by another, nor to 
remain within said inclosed space 
more than ten minutes, nor to oc- 
cupy a voting booth more than five 
minutes in case all of said voting 
booths are in use and other voters 
are waiting to occupy the same. 
No voter not an election officer, 
shall, after having voted be al- 
lowed to re-enter said inclosed space 
during said election. No person 
shall take or remove any ballot 
from the polling place before the 
close of the poll. No voter shall 
vote or offer to vote any ballot ex- 
cept such as he has received from 
the judges of election in charge of 
the ballots. Any voter who shall, 
by accident or mistake, spoil his 



ballot, may, on returning- sai4 
spoiled ballot, receive another in 
place thereof. ^ 

In ease a voting machine or vot- 
ing machines shall be used at anyt' 
election held under the provisions.^ 
of this Act, the method of casting' 
votes shall be in conformity with 
the method prescribed by law for* 
the casting of votes on voting ma- 
chines, except as modified by this. 
Act, the intent hereof being to per-^ 
mit the use of such voting machines; 
at all elections in a manner not in-* 
consistent with the provisions of 
this Act. 

Section 20. The officer or offi-" 
cers whose duty it is to have the; 
ballots printed shall prepare full 
instructions for the guidance of 
voters at each election as to obtain- 
ing ballots, as to the manner of 
marking them and the method of 
gaining assistance, and as to ob- 
taining new ballots in place of those 
accidentally spoiled; and they shall 
respectively cause the same, to- 
gether with copies of sections 
twenty-one (#21), twenty-two (22)/ 
twenty-four (24), twenty-five (25) ^ 
twenty-eight (28) and twenty-nine 
(29) of an act entitled "An Act tof 
provide for the printing and dis-' 
tribution of ballots at public ex- 
pense, and for the nomination o^ 
candidates for public offices, to 
regulate the manner of holding 
elections, and to enforce the secrecy 
of the ballot," approved June 22,^ 
1891, in force July 1, 1891, as sub-^ 
sequently amended and section 
nineteen (19) of this Act, to be 
printed in large, clear type, on ^ 
card, to be called "Card of Instruc- 
tions"; and such officers shall fur*- 
nish to the judges of election a suf- 
ficient number of such cards of in- 
structions to enable the judges of 
election to comply with the pro- 
visions of this Act. 

Section 21. The judges of elec- 
tion shall cause not le§s than one 
of such cards to be posted in each 
voting booth provided for the 
preparation of ballots, and in addi- 



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Uon thereto not less than four of 
1 such cards to be posted in and about 
each polling place upon the day of 
any election. Judges of election 
! shall, not less than five days prior 
! to any such election, cause to ibe 
I conspicuously posted, in five or 
[ more public places of their pre- 
j cinct, a card' of instructions and a 
i specimen ballot printed on colored 
paper, substantially in the form of 
any one series of ballots to be used 
for voting in such precinct at such 
election. The officer or officers 
, whose duty it is to cause the print- 
ing and distribution of ballots shall 
have printed a sufficient number of 
such specimen ballots and deliver 
the same to the judges of election 
so as to enable said judges to com- 
ply with the provisions of this Act. 
Section 22. Any candidate may 
appoint in writing over his signa- 
ture not more than one represen- 
1 tative who shall act as challenger 
and watcher for such candidate at 
any election herein provided for. 
Such challenger and watcher shall 
be protected in the discharge of his 
duties by the judges of election and 
shall be permitted to remain within 
the polling place in such position 
as will enable him to see each per- 
son as he offers his vote, and said 
challenger and watcher may remain 
within the polling place through- 
out the canvass of the vote and un- 
til the returns are signed, unless 
he shall be personally guilty of 
jfraudulent and disorderly conduct. 
;A11 challengers and watchers shall 
!be qualified electors of the city, 
village or town and shall have the 
?ame powers as challengers and 
,^'atchers under the general election 
Haws of this State. No political 
■aarty shall have the right to desig- 
nate or keep any challenger or 
katcher at any polling place at any 
plection held under this Act unless 
I'andidates for any office other than 
li municipal office are to be voted 
'or at the same time. 
I Section 23. As soon as the poll 



)f any election shall have been 
Inally closed, the judges of elec- 



tion, in their several precincts, 
shall immediately, and at the place 
of the poll, proceed to canvass the 
vote so cast. Such canvass shall 
not be adjourned or postponed un- 
til it shall have been fully com- 
pleted, nor until the several state- 
ments required to be made by the 
judges and clerks under the laws 
governing general elections for mu- 
nicipal offices shall have been made 
out and signed by them. 

The judges of election shall have 
the right to station one or more 
police officer or officers of the peace 
at each entrance to the room where 
such canvass is begun, or about to 
take place, to exclude disorderly 
persons and keep the peace. 

Section 24. The judges of elec- 
tion shall first count the whole 
number of ballots in the box. If 
the ballots shall be found to exceed 
the number of names entered on 
each of the poll lists, they shall re- 
ject such excess ballots, if any, in 
the manner provided by the elec- 
tion law in force in such city, vil- 
lage or town for the general elec- 
tion of officers. And the ballots 
and poll lists agreeing, or being 
made to agree in such way, the 
judges shall proceed to count the 
votes in the following manner: 
Said judges shall open the ballots; 
each ballot shall be canvassed sep- 
arately by one of the judges sitting 
between the two other judges, 
which judge shall call each name 
to the poll clerks, and the office for 
which it is designated, and the 
other judges looking at the ballot 
at the same time, and the poll 
clerks making tally of the same. 
When all the ballots have been can- 
vassed in this manner, the poll 
clerks shall compare their tallies 
together, and ascertain the total 
number of votes received by each 
candidate, and when they agree 
upon the numbers, one of them shall 
announce in a loud voice to the 
judges the number of votes receiv- 
ed by each candidate. 

Section 25. In case there is but 



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one person to be elected to any of- 
fice at any municipal election, ex- 
cept for the recall of any municipal 
officer, the person receiving a ma- 
jority of the votes cast at the pre- 
ceding municipal primary for all 
the persons who received any votes 
for that office at such municipal 
primary, shall be declared elected, 
and in that event such municipal 
primary shall be held to be a mu- 
nicipal election for that office. In 
case there are two or more persons 
to be elected to any office at any 
municipal election, then those per- 
sons equal in number to the num- 
ber to be elected at such municipal 
election who receive the highest 
number of votes for such office at 
the preceding municipal primary, 
shall be declared elected, and in 
that event such municipal primary 
shall be held to be a municipal 
election for that office: Provided, 
however, that in such case no per- 
son shall be declared elected at 
such municipal primary unless the 
number of votes received by him 
shall be greater than one-half the 
number of ballots cast for candi- 
dates for municipal office at such 
municipal primary : And, provided, 
further, that no certificate or notice 
of election shall be given to any 
person who shall be declared elect- 
ed at any municipal primary until 
after the day fixed by law for the 
holding of the municipal election. 

Section 26. The vacancy or va- 
cancies in any office, in case the re- 
quired number of persons have not 
been elected at the municipal pri- 
mary, shall be filled at the ensuing 
municipal election. The persons 
not elected at the municipal pri- 
mary equal in number to twice the 
number to be elected to any given 
office at the ensuing municipal 
election, or less, if so there be, who 
receive the highest number of votes 
for such office at the municipal pri- 
mary, shall be declared nominated 
and only their names shall be 
printed on the official municipal 
election ballot as candidates for 



such office: Provided, howevei\ 
that at any municipal primary heli' 
for the nomination of a candidal 
for any recall election in cities ani 
villages under the commission fom 
of municipal government, the per 
son receiving the highest numbe 
of votes shall be declared th 
nominee to oppose the incumbent 
And, provided, further, that if ther 
be any person who, under the pro 
visions of this section, would hav 
been nominated for any office ex 
cept for the fact that some othe 
person received an equal numbe 
of votes for such office at the mu 
nicipal primary then all such per 
sons receiving such equal numbe 
of votes, shall be declared nomi 
nated, and their names shall like 
wise be printed on the official mu 
nicipal election ballot as candidate 
for such office. The persons equa 
in number to the persons to b 
elected to any office at any munici 
pal election, who shall receive th 
highest number of votes at any mu 
nicipal election, shall be declare 
elected to such office. 

Section 27. If any perso 
nominated at any municipal pri 
mary as a candidate for any offic 
shall die or withdraw his can 
didacy before the ensuing munici 
pal election, the name of the per 
son who shall have received th 
highest number of votes next afte 
the person receiving the lowes 
number of votes who was nominal 
ed for such office at said municipr 
primary shall be printed on th 
ballot in lieu of the name of th 
person who shall have died o 
withdrawn his candidacy. 

Section 28. The judges an 
clerks of any election held in an 
city, village or town, under thi 
Act, shall be appointed by the sam 
authorities and in the same man 
ner, shall receive the same pay, an 
shall be paid by the same authori 
ties and in the same manner n 
judges and clerks under the elec 
tion laws in force in such city, vilj 
lage or town. 



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Section 29. Any person whose 
name appears on the municipal 
primary ballot or who has received 
any votes at such municipal pri- 
mary for any office, may contest the 
election of the candidate or candi- 
dates nominated or elected on the 
face of the returns for such office, 
which contest and the mode of pro- 
cedure therein shall be as follows: 

(a' Authority and jurisdiction 
are hereby vested in the county 
court, or in the judge thereof in 
vacation, to hear and determine 
municipal primary contests. When 
a petition to contest a municipal 
primary shall be filed in the office 
of the clerk of the court, said peti- 
tion shall forthwith be presented to 
the judge thereof, who shall note 
thereon the day presented, the day 
when he will hear the same, which 
shall be not more than five (5) 
days thereafter, and who shall or- 
der issuance of summons to each 
defendant named in the petition. 

(b; Summons shall forthwith 
issue to each defendant named in 
the petition; • and service of sum- 
mons shall be made by delivering a 
copy thereof to the defendant, or by 
leaving such copy at his usual place 
of abode with some person of the 
family, of the age of ten years or 
upwards, and informing such per- 
son of the contents thereof; or upon 
affidavit that service of summons 
cannot be made in the manner here- 
inabove provided, for any good and 
sufficient reason, such service, by 
leave of court, may be made by 
mailing a copy of said summons 
addressed to such defendant at his 
usual place of abode. The case 
may be heard and determined by 
the county court in term time, or 
by the judge thereof in vacation, 
at any time not less than three 
days after service of process, and 
shall have preference in the order 
of hearing over all other cases. The 
petitioner shall give security for all 
costs. 

(c) If, in the opinion of the 
county court, or judge thereof in 



vacation, the grounds for contest 
alleged are sufficient in law, the 
court (or judge thereof in vaca- 
tion) shall proceed in a summary 
manner and may hear evidence, ex- 
amine the returns, recount the bal- 
lots, and make such orders and en- 
ter such decree as justice may re- 
quire. The county court (or judge 
thereof in vacation) shall ascertain 
and declare by a decree forthwith 
to be entered of record the result of 
the election for which the contest 
is made. The decree of the county 
court (or judge thereof in vaca- 
tion) shall be final. A certified 
copy of such decree shall forthwith 
be made by the clerk of the county 
court and transmitted to the officer 
or officers whose' duty it is to pre- 
pare the ballots, at least ten days 
before the municipal election, who 
shall in such case be governed ac- 
cordingly. 

Section 30. All laws in force in 
any city, village or town governing 
elections for municipal offices or 
applicable thereto and not incon- 
sistent with the provisions of this 
Act, shall apply to and govern all 
elections held under this Act. 

■Section 31. That the invalidity 
of any portion of this Act shall not 
affect the validity of any other por- 
tion hereof which can be given ef- 
fect without such invalid part. 

Section 32. This Act shall not 
be in force in any city, village or 
town until the question of its adop- 
tion shall first have been submitted 
to the electors of such city, village 
or town and approved by a major- 
ity of those voting thereon. The 
city council of any city, or the 
board of trustees of any village or 
town, may by- ordinance, direct that 
the question of the adoption of this 
Act by such city, village or town 
be submitted to popular vote at any 
election in and for the entire city, 
village or town, coming not sooner 
than thirty (30) days from and af- 
ter the passage of such ordinance, 
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city council of such city of the 
board of trustees of such village or 
town, for that purpose. Thereupon 
the city clerk or village clerk in 
cities, villages or towns in which 
there is no board of election com- 
missioners shall submit the ques- 
tion of the adoption of this Act to 
popular vote, and in those cities and 
villages or towns having a board 
of election commissioners the city 
clerk or village clerk as the case 
may be, shall promptly certify the 
passage of such ordinance to the 
board of election commissioners, 
and it shall thereupon be the duty 
of such board of election commis- 
sioners to submit the question of 
the adoption of this Act to popular 
vote. 

The question of the adoption of 
this Act may also be submitted to 
the electors of any city, village or 
town in the following manner : 

A petition signed by legal voters 
of any city, village or town, equal 
in number to at least five per cent 
(5%) of all the ballots cast for of- 
ficers in such city, village or town 
at the last preceding general elec- 
tion held in such city, village or 
town, addressed to the city or vil- 
lage clerk, praying for the submis- 
sion of the question of adopting this 
Act to popular vote, may be filed 
with such city or village clerk, and 
it shall thereupon be the duty of 
such city clerk or village clerk, in 
cities, villages or towns in which 
there is no board of election com- 
missioners, to submit the question 
of the adoption of this Act to popu- 
lar vote at any election in and for 
the entire city, village or town com- 
ing not sooner than thirty (30) days 
from and after the filing of such 
petition. In those cities, villages or 
towns having a board of election 
commissioners, the city clerk or 
village clerk, as the case may be, 
shall promptly certify to the board 
of election commissioners the fact 
that such petition has been filed, 
and it shall thereupon be the duty 
of such board of election commis- 



sioners to submit the question of [ 
the adoption of this Act to popu- I 
lar vote at any election in and for » 
the entire city, village or town, i' 
coming nbt sooner than thirty (30) 
days from and after the filing of 
such petition. 

The city clerk or village clerk, 
as the case may be, shall also give 
at least twenty-five (25) days' no- 
tice of such election by publishing 
a notice thereof in at least one 
newspaper of general circulation 
published in such city, village or 
town; if there be no newspaper of 
general circulation published in 
such city, village or town, then 
such publication shall be in the 
nearest newspaper of general cir- 
culation published in the county in 
which such city, village or town is 
located; and if there be no news- 
paper of general circulation pub- 
lished in said county, then in the 
nearest newspaper of general cir- 
culation published in the State. 

The ballots to be used at such 
election shall be substantially in 
the following form: 



For the adoption of an 
Act entitled, "An Act to 
provide for i|on-partisan 
elections for municipal 
offices." 



Against the adoption of 
an Act entitled, "An Act 
to provide for non-par- 
tisan elections for mu- 
nicipal offices." 



If a majority of those electors 
voting thereon shall vote for the 
adoption of this Act, it shall there- 
by and thereupon be adopted by and 
be in force in such city, village or 
town. . 



Vacation of Alley: in Block Bound- 
ed by Lake Park Av., E. 38th St., 
E. 37th St and I. C. R. R. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
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, cation of stub end of alley in block 
I bounded by Lake Park avenue, East 
' 38th street, East 37th street and I. 
C. R. R., in Block 2, Gleaverville, 
in Sections 35-39^14 and 2-38-14 
Charles Greve, beneficiary), de- 
ferred and published December 28, 
1916, page 2688. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to amend said 

ordinance [printed in Pamphlet 

\o. 664] by striking out the name 

■Charles E. Greve" occurring in 

Section 2 of said ordinance, and by 

, inserting in lieu thereof the name 

Charles Greve". 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said 
ordinance as amended, with com- 
pensation of $543.90, as fixed by the 
Committee on Compensation. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance as amended was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Werner. 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Gapitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
OToole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ^ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Sbction 1. That all that part of 
fhe twelve (12) foot public alley 
running in a northwesterly direc- 
tion northeasterly of and adjoining 
he northeasterly line of lot one 

1) and the northwesterly fifteen 

15) feet of lot two (2), in block 
wo (2), Gleaverville in Section 

hirty-five (35), Township thirty- 
ime (39) North, Range fourteen 



(14), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, and Section two (2), 
Township thirty-eight (38) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian; said part 
of said alley being further described 
as the northwesterly sixty-five (65) 
feet, more or less, of the alley run- 
ning in a northwesterly direction in 
the block bounded by East 37th 
stfeet. East 38th street, the right of 
way of the Illinois Gentral Railroad 
and Lake Park avenue, — as colored 
in red and indicated by the words 
"to be vacated" on the plat hereta 
attached, which plat for greater 
certainty is hereby made a part of 
this ordinance; be and the same is 
hereby vacated and closed, inas- 
much as same is no longer required 
for public use and the public in- 
terests will be subserved by such 
vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein 
provided for is made upon the ex- 
press condition that within sixty 
(60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance, Charles Greve shall 
pay to the Gity of Ghicago the sum 
of five hundred forty-three and 
90/lO^ths ($543.90) dollars to- 
wards a fund for the payment and 
satisfaction of any and all claims 
for damages which may arise from 
the vacation of said part of said 
alley. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall t 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, subject to the 
condition of Section two (2) hereof, 
provided said grantee shall within 
sixty (60) days after the passage 
of this ordinance, file for record in 
the office of the Recorder of Deeds 
of Gook Goupty, Illinois, a certified 
copy of this ordinance. 

A. P. Callahan & Co.: Bulkhead. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance granting permission 
and authority to A. P. Callahan & 
Compaj^iy to maintain and use a 
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South La Salle street at the north- 
east corner of West 25th street, 
deferred and published January 19, 
1917, page 2901. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensation of 
$142.80, as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation [printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 680]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Cough lin, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O' Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and 
authority be and the same are 
hereby given and granted to A. P. 
Callahan and Company, a corpora- 
tion, its successors and assigns, to 
maintain and use as now constructed 
a bulkhead or loading platform on 
the east side of South LaSalle street 
adjoinixig the premises known as the 
northeast corner of South LaSalle 
street and West 25th street. Said 
bulkhead or loading platform shall 
not exceed two hundred and four 
':204) feet in length; fourteen (14) 
feet, three (3) inches in width and 
three (3) feet, two (2) inches in 
height above the grade of the side- 
walk at that point, as shown upon 
blue print hereto attached which 
for greater certainty is hereby made 
a part of this ordinance. v 



Section 2. The permission an 
authority herein granted shall ceas 
and determine ten (10) years froii 
and after January 31, 1917, or ma 
be revoked at any time prior theret 
by the Mayor in his discretiqn with! 
out the consent of the grantee here! 
in named. This ordinance shall als 
be subject to amendment, modificaf 
• tion or repeal at any time withoL. 
the consent of said grantee, and i:| 
case of such repeal all the privilege 
herein granted shall thereupoj 
cease and determine. In the evei 
of the termination, revocatioi 
amendment or modification of thl 
privileges herein granted, by laps 
of time, the exercise of the Mayor' 
discretion, or the exercise by th 
City Council of the powers abov 
reserved, the grantee, by the filin 
of the written acceptance herein 
after provided for, shall be under 
stood as consenting that the Git 
shall retain all money it sball hav 
previously received from sal 
grantee under the provisions of thi 
ordinance, said money to be treate 
and considered as compensation fo 
the authority, permission and priv 
ileges enjoyed from the date of th 
passage of this ordinance until sue 
repeal. 

Section 3. During the life of thi 
ordinance said grantee shall at a) 
times keep said bulkhead or loadini 
platform and the portion of th 
sidewalk immediately surroundini 
same in good condition and repaii 
safe for public travel, and free fron 
snow, ice and dirt, to the satisfac 
tion of the Commissioner of Publi 
Works of the City of Chicago. 

Section 4. At the expiration o 
the term herein granted, upon th 
revocation by the Mayor of the per- 
mission and authority herein grant 
ed or upon the repeal of this ordi 
nance, said grantee, its successoi 
or assigns, shall forthwith remov( 
said bulkhead or loading platforn 
and restore the sidewalk to iti 
proper condition, to the satisfactioi 
of the Commissioner of Public 



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Works, so that the portion of said 
sidewalk where said bulkhead or 
loading platform had been located 
shall be put in the same condition 
as the other parts of said sidewalk 
in the same block. 

Section 5. *No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordi- 
nance until a permit authorizing 
same shall have been issued by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and 
no permit shall issue until the 
rrantee herein shall execute to the 
City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of Ten Thou- 
sand Dollars ($10,000.00) with sure - 
:ies to be approved by the Mayor, 
ronditioned upon the faithful ob- 
servance and performance of all 
and singular the conditions and pro- 
\isions of this ordinance, and con- 
ditioned further to indemnify, keep 
and save harmless the City of Chi- 
cago against all liabilities, judg- 
ments, costs, damages and expenses 
\vhich may in any wise come against 
said City in consequence of the 
eranting of this ordinance, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to 
or recovered from said City from or 
by reason or on account of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, or from or 
by reason or on account of any act 
or thing done by the grantee herein 
by virtue of the authority herein 
eranted. Said bond and the liabil- 
ity of the sureties thereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, 
then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 6. The said grantee 
agrees to pay to the City of Chicago 
as compensation for said bulkhead 
or loading platform, the sum of 
One Hundred Forty-two and eighty 
•one hundredths dollars ($142.80') 
per annum, payable annually in ad- 
vance, the first payment to be made 
as of the date of February 1, 1917, 
and each succeeding payment annu- 
ally thereafter, provided that if de- 
fault is made in the payment of any 



of the installments of compensation 
herein provided for, the privileges 
herein granted may be immediately 
terminated under any one of the 
powers reserved to the Mayor or 
City Council by Section two (2) 
hereof, and thereupon this ordi- 
nance shall become null and void. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and approval, pro- 
vided that the grantee herein files 
its written acceptance of this ordi- 
nance and the bond hereinabove 
provided for with the City Clerk 
within sixty (60) days after the 
passage hereof. 



Griswold & Walker, Inc.: Bulkhead. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance granting permission 
and authority to Griswold & Walk- 
er, Inc., to maintain and operate a 
bulkhead or loading platform in the 
sidewalk space adjoining premises 
known as Nos. 113-21 East Austin 
avenue, deferred and published Jan- 
uary 19, 1917, page 2901. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensation of $206.15 
per annum, as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation [printed 
in Pamphlet No. 680]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Cough lin, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
CuUerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez. Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 



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Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and 
authority be and the same are here- 
by given and granted to Griswold & 
Walker, Inc., a corporation, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, to maintain and 
operate as now constructed a bulk- 
head or Iqading platform in the 
sidewalk space on the south side of 
East Austin avenue in front of the 
premises known as 113-21 East 
Austin avenue. Said bulkhead or 
loading platform shall not exceed 
ninety-three (93) feet in length; 
twelve (12) feet, eight (8) inches 
in width and two (2) feet, ten (lOi) 
inches in height, the location and 
construction of said bulkhead or 
loading platform to be substantially 
as shown upon sketch hereto at- 
tached which for greater certainty 
is hereby made a part of this ordi- 
nance. 

Section 2. The permission and 
authority herein granted shall cease 
and determine June 1, 1917, or may 
be revoked at any time prior thereto 
by the Mayor in his discretion with- 
out the consent of the grantee here- 
in named. This ordinance shall also 
be subject to amendment, modifica- 
tion or repeal at any time without 
the consent of said grantee, and in 
case of such repeal all the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease 
and determine. In the event of the 
termination, revocation, amendment 
or modification of the privileges 
herein granted, by lapse of time, the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, 
or the exercise by the City Council 
of the powers above reserved, the 
grantee, by the filing of the written 
acceptance hereinafter provided for, 
shall be understood as consenting 
that the city shall retain all money 
it shall have previously received 
from said grantee under the provis- 
ions of this ordinance, said money to 



be treated and considered as com- 
pensation for the authority, permit- 
sion and privileges enjoyed from i]^ 
date of the passage of this ordinane^ 
until such repeal. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance said grantee shall at al 
times keep said bulkhead or loadiM^ 
platform and the portion of the side- 
walk immediately surrounding ssum 
in good condition and repair, safe foi 
public travel, and free from snow 
ice and dirt, to the satisfaction oJ 
the Commissioner of Public Works 
of the City of Chicago. 

Section 4. At the expiration oi 
the term herein granted, upon thf 
revocation by the Mayor of the per- 
mission and authority herein grant- 
ed, or upon the repeal of (his ordi- 
nance, said grantee, its succes- 
sors or assigns, shall forthwith re- 
move said bulkhead or loading plat 
form and restore the sidewalk to its 
proper condition, to the satisfactiqii 
of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, so that the portion of said 
sidewalk where said bulkhead or 
loading platform had been located 
shall be put in the same condition as 
the other parts of said sidewalk in 
the same block. 
^ Section 5. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordi- 
nance until a permit authorizing 
same shall have been issued by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and 
no permit shall issue until the gran- 
tee herein shall execute to the City 
of Chicago a good and sufficient bond 
in the penal sum of Ten Thousand 
Dollars ($10,000.00), with sureties 
to be approved by the Mayor, con- 
ditioned upon the faithful observ- 
ance and performance of all and 
singular the conditions and proviso 
ions of this ordinance, and condi- 
tioned further to indemnify, keep 
and save harmless the City of Chi- 
cago against all liabilities, judg- 
ments, costs, damages and expense 
which may in any wise come against 
said city in consequence of the 
granting of this ordinance, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to 



January 24, 1917. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



3031 



or recovered from said city from or 
by reason or on account of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, or from or by 
reason or account of any act or thing 
done by the grantee herein by virtue 
of the authority herein granted. 
Said bond and the liability of the 
sureties thereon shall be kept in 
force throughout the life of this or- 
dinance, and if at any time during 
the life of this ordinance such bond 
shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall 
thereupon cease. 

Section 6. The said grantee 
agrees to pay to the City of Chicago, 
as compensation for said bulkhead 
or loading platform, the sum of 
two hundred six and fifteen one- 
hundredths dollars ($206.15) per 
annum, payable annually in advance, 
the first payment to be made as 
of the date of February 1, 1914, 
and each succeeding payment 
annually thereafter, provided that 
if default is made in the pay- 
ment of any of the installments 
of compensation herein provided for, 
the privileges herein granted may 
be immediately terminated under 
any one of the powers reserved to 
the Mayor or City Council by Sec- 
tion two (2) hereof, and thereupon 
this ordinance shall become null and 
void. • 

Section 7. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and approval, pro- 
vided that the grantee herein files 
its written acceptance of this ordi- 
nance and the bond hereinabove 
provided for with the City Clerk 
within sixty (60) days after the 
passage hereof. 



Vacation of Alleys: in Block Bound- 
ed by E. 58th St., E. 59th St., Uni- 
versity Av. and Woodlawn Av. 

xVld. Healy moved to proceed to 
onsideration of the report of the 
:ommittee on Streets and Alleys on 
tn ordinance providing for the va- 
ation of alleys in the block bound- 
d by East 58th street, East 59th 



street. University avenue and 
Woodlawn avenue, in Block 5, 
Marshall Field's Addition to Chi- 
cago, , N. W. %, Section 14-38-14 
(The University of Chicago, bene- 
ficiary), deferred and published 
January 19, 1917, page 2901. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No 
680]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Werner, 
Schwartz, Hickey, Richert, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Tyden, 
Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, McNichols, 
Cullerton, Krumdick, Kerner, No- 
vak, Anderson, Home, Smith, Rod- 
riguez, Zwiefka, Szymkowski, Sitts, 
Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, Powers, 
Bowler, Miller, Franz, Geiger, 
Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wallace, 
Gnadt, Haderlein, Capitain, Link, 
Lipps, Pretzel, Kennedy, Watson, 
Littler, Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, 
O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, Fisher, 
Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, To- 
man, Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the public 
alleys in block 5, Marshall Field's 
Addition to Chicago in east half 
(E. %), northwest quarter (N. 
W. 1/4), Section fourteen (14), 
Township thirty-eight (38) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian; said al- 
leys being further described as all 
of the public alleys in the block 
bounded by East 58th street, East 
59th street, Woodlawn avenue and 
University avenue, — as colored in 
red and indicated by the words 
"to be vacated" on the plat hereto 
attached, which plat for greater 
certainty is hereby made a part of 
this ordinance; be and the same are 
hereby vacated and closed, inas- 
much as same are no longer re- 



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J^OtJRNAL. 



OF THE 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY OOUNOIL 

OF THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, January 29, 1917. 

10:00 O'CLOCK A. M. 

(Council Chamber, City Hall.) 






OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present — Hon. Wm. Hale Thomp- 
son, Mayor, and Aid. Kenna, Gough- 
lin, DePriest, Norris, Werner, 
Sehwartz, Hickey, Rich«rt, Doyle, 
McCormick, Nance, Merriam, Kim- 
ball, Tyden, Cross, Vanderb^t, 
Block, Klaus, McNichols, Gullerton, 

> Knimdick, Kerner, Novak, An- 
derson, Home, Lawley, Smith, 
Utpatel, Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Szym- 
kowski, Walkowiak, Sitts, Murray, 
Healy, Powers, Bowler, Miller, 
Franz, Geiger, Walker, Ellison, 
Bauler, Wallace, Gnadt, Haderlein, 
Capitain, Link, Lipps, Pretzel, Ken- 
nedy, Watson, Littler, Adamowski, 

' Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, 

O'Toole, Kearn's, Pegram, Fisher, 

Rea, Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, 

Toman, Janke and Thos. J. Lynch. 

Absent — AW. Martin. 



Call to Order. 

At 10:00 o'clock A. M. (the hour 
appointed for the meeting), the 
Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 

The Clerk called the roll 6t mem- 
bers, and there was found to be 
A quorum present. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve the 
printed record of the Proceedings 
of the regular meeting held 
Wednesday, January 24, 1917, as 
submitted by the Clerk, as the 
Journal of the Proceedings of said 
meeting, and to dispense with the 
reading thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 



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3036 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



January 29, 1917. 



Communications from the Mayor, 
City Clerk, City Comptroller, Com- 
missioner of Public Works and 
otlier City Officers, Departments 
and Branches of tlie City Govern- 
ment. 



Veto. 



Water Supply Pipe on Private Prop- 
erty between S. Central Park and 
S. Kedzie Aves.: Removal. 

His Honop the Ma>or submitted 
the following veto message : 

Office of the Mayor, | 
Chicago, January 29, 1917.| 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith 
without my approval an order 
directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to remove a thirty-six 
inch water main from private prop- 
erty between Central Park avenue 
and Kedzie avenue, adjacent to 
property owned by Sears, Roebuck 
and Company and the Hicks and 
Taylor Coal Company, for the rea- 
sons set forth in the attached letter 
from the iCommissioner of Public 
Works, and respectfully suggest its 
re-reference to your Committee on 
Finance. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

The following communication was 
submitted with said veto message: 
Department op Public Works,] 
Commissioner's Office, I 
Chicago, January 27, 1917.J 

Hon. William Hale Thompson, 
Mayor: 

Dear Sir — On January 19, 1917 
(Council Proceedings, page 2913), 
the City Council passed an order 
directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to remove a thirty-six 
inch water main from private 
property between Central Park 



avenue and Kedzie avenue, adjacent 
to property owned by Sears, Roe.- 
buck and Company and the Hicis 
and Taylor Coal Company. 

Compliance with this order would 
involve an expenditure of approxi- 
mately $30,000. I have a report 
from the City Engineer stating thai 
no funds are available for this 
purpose. 

I would suggest that the order bf 
vetoed and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Finance for further con- 
sideration. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

Aid. Healy moved to reconsider' 
the vote by which said order, vetoed 
b^ His Honor the Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to refer said 
order to the Committee on Finance. 
The motion prevailed. 



CITY CLERK. 



Committee on Parks, Playgrounds 
and Beaches: Reports of Tempor- 
ary Appointments. 

The Clerk submitted the follow!^ 
ing communication, which was, to- 
gether with the reports transmitted 
therewith, ordered placed on file: 

Office of the City Clerk,") . 
Chicago, January 29, 1917.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor arid 

City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with 
the terms of an order passed byv 
your Honorable Body on December 
7, 1916, I transmit herewith carbon- 
copy reports submitted to me by the 
Committee on Parks, Playgrounds 
and Beaches, of temporary appoint- 
ments made during the month of 
January, 1917. 

Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) John Siman, 

City Clerk. 



January 29, 191' 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



3037 



Pnblic Service Company of North- 
em Illinois: Contract for Water 
Supply from City's Mains (To 
Supply Municipalities). 

ALSO, 

A communication from diaries J. 
Michal transmitting an order au- 
thorizing a contract with the Public 
Service Company of Northern Illi- 
nois for a supply of water from the 
City's mains to supply the City of 
Harvey and other municipalities, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



ALSO, 

Four communications from the 
Chicago Journeymen Plumbers' 
Protective and Benevolent Associa- 
tion in reference to proposed appro- 
priations for plumbers, plumbing 
inspectors, water pipe inspectors 
and tappers, consideration of which 
was 

Temporarily deferred. 



Appropriations for 1917: Plumbers, 
Plumbing Inspectors, Etc. 



Claim: Charles Johnson & Son. 

ALSO, 

A claim of Charles Johnson & Son 
for a refund of permit fee, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 



F. H. Mesce: Statement of Compen-iation Paid for Services. 

The Clerk presented the following report submitted by the City Comp- 
troller, which was ordered placed on file: 

Department op Finange,^ 

Office of City Comptroller, \ 

Chicago, January 26, 1917.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen, in City Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen — In response to resolution introduced by Alderman Rol>ert 
M. Buck, we beg to submit herewith statement of vouchers approved for 
payment for services rendered by F. H. Mesce, as building and real estate 
expert from January 1, 1915 to January 24, 1917. 

The total amount is $25,559.91, of which $18,722.41 was for preparing, 
examining and valuing buildings in the Michigan Avenue and Twelfth 
'Street Improvement cases, and the balance $6,837.50 was for services com- 
puted at the rate of $50 per day. 

Please observe that the payments are computed on a commission basis, 
in accordance with the rule of the Board of Local Improvements. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 



3038 COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. January 29, 1917, 

F. H. Mesce as Building Expert and as Real Estate Expert. . ^ 



Voucher. Month. 
1915 


Days 

in Court 
Etc. 


' Rate. 


Amount. 


Valuations 

of 
Property. 


Total. 


22284 


November 

December 

December 


8 

H l/o 


$50.00 


$ 400.00 




$ 400 00. 


24966 


$ 365.00 

2,600.00 
1,990.00 


365.00 

3,175.00- 

4,190.00^ 

50 00. 


1916 
13783 


50.00 
50.00 
3 .... 
50.00 
50.00 
50.00 


575.00 

2,200.00 

50.00 

1,200.00 

1,850.00 

237.50 


14963 
14458 


Jan., Feb. and March 44 

May 3-1/ 

April 24 

May and June 37 

November 4% 

October 


14610 
15998 
22646 
24491 


1,872.00 
2,674.50 
2,093.16 

5,257.75 
1,870.00 


3,072.00- 
4,524.50' 
2,330.66 

5,257.75, 
2,195.00 


26570 


December 


.... 61/2 




325.00 




1391/0 


% 6,837.50 $18,722.41 


$25,559.91 










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** Automatic" Salary Increases: Estimate for 1917. 

ALSO, 

The following report, consideration of which was temporarily de- 
ferred: 

Department of Finance,] 
Office of City Comptroller, |- 
Chicago, January 26, 1917.J 
To the Honqrable, the Mayor and Aldermen, in City Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen— In response to inquiry covered by Council order intro- 
duced by Alderman E. F. Cullerton of the 11th Ward, passed at the last 
meeting of the City Council, we beg to report that the amount necessary 
to meet the automatic salary increases provided in the appropriation ordi- 
nances of 1916 and 1917, is as follows: 



For the year 1917 it 
is estimated the fol- 
lowing sums will be 
For the year 1916. required: 

Fire Department $ 14,328.00 $ 9,527.00 

Police Department 41,828.00 95,235.00 

Other Departments 75,000.00 77,'270.00 , 

" $131,156.00 $182,032.00 

These figures have been furnished by the Civil Service Commission. 
The 1916 figures, having been taken from the records, are correct. The 
1917 figures are estimated. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller, 



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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



3039 



Moneys in Special Funds: Purchase of Outstanding Judgments. 



ALSO, 

The following communication, which was referred to the Committee on 

Finance : 

Department op Finance,1 

Office of City Comptroller, [ 

Chicago, January 26, 1917.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen, in City Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen— We beg to enclose for the information of your Honorable 
Body copy of opinion of the Corporation Counsel, in reference to purchase 
of outstanding judgments against the City with surplus moneys which are 
not immediately necessary. 

Please observe that the Corporation Counsel holds that the use of 
monevs to the credit of any fund accumulated under statutory authority, 
is prohibited; but that the City might use in the purchase of outstanding 
judgments money to the credit of the Traction Funds. 

There are at this date outstanding judgments amounting approximately 
to $1,500,000. These judgments carry interest at the rate of 5%. We 
would therefore recommend that those judgments which are final and have 
been approved by the Corporation Counsel be purchased with moneys now 
to the credit of the Traction Funds, and that the interest accruing on these 
judgments at 5% be paid to the Traction Funds. 

In order that the matter may be more fully inquired into, we would 
recommend that it be referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Respectfully, 

(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 



Civil Service and Temporary Employes: 

Discharge. 



Report of Employment and 



also. 

The following report, which was ordered placed, on file : 

Department of Finance,] 

Office of City Comptroller, }- 

Chicago, January 27, 1917.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen, in City Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen — In response to Council order of January 11, 1917, 
*'Council Proceedings", page 2809, we beg to advise that in answer to the 
first inquiry, no Civil Service employes have been dismissed by this office; 
and -to the second inquiry that there are tabulating machine operators em- 
ployed at present, as follows : 



Name. 



Date Commenced. 



Salary. 



H. B. Carroll.:^... 
Edith Hyngstrom, 

ri. Lawson 

L. A. Revor 



March 27, 1916, 

July 5, 1916. 

September 4, 1915. 
March 10, 1916. 



$840.00 per annum 
840.00 per annum 
840.00 per annum 
840.00 per annum 



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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



January 29, 1917. 



These employes are necessary in the tabulation of statistics for th& 
different departments, and there is no eligible list for this class of service. 

The following temporary employes have been engaged as special in- 
vestigators from time to time, as' occasion required, commencing on the. 
dates given below. 



Name. 



Date Commenced. 



Salary. 



G. Ghristensen September 30, 1916 $ 4.00 per day 



G. Dahl November 27, 

'J. T. Joyce .December 18,, 

D. Kane October 10, 

W. E. McGarthy August 17, 

E. Turner. . . ., December 20, 

O. Follett January 31, 

M. H. Liston November 16, 

R. Mulac June 1, 

J. R. Peace April 1, 



1916, 
1916, 
1916, 
1916. 
1916 
1916, 



4.00 per day 
4.00 per day 
4.00 per day 
4.00 per day 
4.00 per day 
. . . 1,500.00 per annum' 

1916 1,500.00 per annum 

1916 1,800.00 per annum 

1916 1,800.00 per annum 



The number of men engaged on this special work varies. They are 
employed as long as investigations are conducted. 

We also have one title searcher employed temporarily; there is na 
eligible list for this class of service. 



m 



Name. 



Date Gommenced. 



Salary. 



G. L. Marx September 2, 1915 $1,500.00 per annum 



Very truly yours, 
(Signed) 



Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 



DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



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Return of Delinquent Special As- 
sessments to County Collector: 
Employment of - Clerks and 
Stenographers. 

The Glerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 
the Corporation Counsel, which was 
referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance: 

Law Department,! 
Chicago, January 29, 1917.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — We are in receipt 
of a letter dated January 22, 1917, 
from the attorney for the Board of 
Local Improvements, which is in 
words and figures as follows : 



"In re return of Delinquent Spe- 
cial Assessments to the County Col- 
lector on or before April 1, 1917. 

Owing to the importance of the 
above matter it is absolutely neces- 
sary that this return must be in the 
hands of the County Collector on 
April 1st. In order to do this work 
it will require at least two compe- 
tent clerks who have had some ex- 
perience in reading tax matters and 
who will be willing to work energet-' 
ically and it will also require two 
rapid stenographers who will also, 
be willing to work to their utmost 
capacity. If we. have the four per- 
sons as above outlined it is barely 
possible that we willti)e able to get 
up the copies in the time allotted by 
law. If, however, we find that we 
are going to run short we will make 
a further request on of before 



January 29, 1917. 



COMMUNICATIONS. ETC. 



3041 



March 1st, but the four persons 
herein referred to must be put to 
work at once, otherwise it will be a 
physical impossibility to get this 
retiirn in the hands of the County 
Collector in time to be advertised 
for sale this year. 

If a competent stenographer 
could be assigned at once the pre- 
liminary work could be started im- 
mediately." 

We direct the attention of your 
Honorable Body to the fact that be- 
cause of the enforced reduction in 
this department required by the Fi- 
nance Committee, we are already 
overtaxed with work, and cannot 
furnish the assistance requested in 
the foregoing letter. 

We therefore submit the matter 
to you for such action as you may 
deem advisable in the premises. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed Chester E. Cleveland, 
First Assistant 
Corporation Counsel. 
Approved : 
(Signed; Samuel A, Ettelson, 

Corporation Counsel. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
WORKS. 



Grades: Sundry Streets (Repeal). 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 
the Commissioner of Public Works: 

Department of Public Works,] 
Bureau of Sewers, \- 

Chicago, January 26, 1917.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
a proposed ordinance (in duplicate) 
for the repeal of sundry street 
grades in the City of Chicago with 
the recommendation that it be 



passed at the next meeting of the 
City Council. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Recommended by 
(Signed) William R. Matthews, 

Bench and Grade Engineer. 
(Signed) Geo. E. McGrath, 

Bupt. Bureau of Sewers. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of the ordinance sub- 
mitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said or*- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest,- 
Werner, Richert, Doyle, McCormick, 
Nance, Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, 
Cross, Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus, 
McNichbls, GuUerton, Krumdiok, 
Kerner, Novak, Anderson, Home, 
Lawley, Smith, Rodriguez, Zwiefka, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy, 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, Gei- 
ger. Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wal- 
lace, Gnadt, Capitain, Lipps, Pret- 
zel, Kennedy, Watson, Littler, 
Adamowski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, 
Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, Toman, 
Janke, Thos. J. Lynch — 59. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

an ordinance 

Repealing such portions of ordi- 
nances heretofore passed as 
establish the grades of sundry 
streets in the City of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That any and all parts 
of ordinances heretofore passed 
which establish the grades of the 
following streets, at the locations 
and at the elevations above Chicago 



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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



January 29, 1917. 



m 



City datum herein indicated, be and 
the same are hereby repealed: 

t 

Elevations 
(In Feet) 

On South Rockwell street, 60 
feet south of southeast cor- 
ner of Ogden avenue and 
South Rockwell stVeet 13.1 

At the intersection of Ogden 
avenue and West 14th street. 13.0 

At the intersection of 'South 
Campbell avenue and West 
14th street 13.0 

On Mary street, 77 feet nortn- 

, erly of Archer avenue 11.6 

At the intersection of West 16th 
street and South Oakley 
avenue 13.0 

At the intersection of West 16th 
street and South Leavitt 
street 13.0 

At the intersection of West 16th 
street and South Hoyne 
avenue 13.0 

On West 22nd street at west 
right-of-way line of Pitts- 
burgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & 
St. Louis Railroad 13.0 

On West 22nd street at east 
right-of-way line of Chicago, 
Burlington & Quincy Railway 
(at South Campbell avenue) . 15.4 

On West 22nd street at west 
right-of-way line of Chicago, 
Burlington & Quincy Railway 
(at South Campbell avenue) . 15.2 

At the intersection of West 
22nd street and South Camp- 
bell avenue 15.8 

At the intersection of West 21st 
place and South Campbell 
avenue 14.0 

At the intersection of West -21st 
street and 'South Campbell 
avenue 13.0 

At the intersection of West 20th 
street and South Campbell 
avenue 13.0 

At the intersection of West 19th 
street and South Campbell 
avenue 13.0 



Elevations 
(In Feet) 

On West 22nd street, 517 feet 
west of South Western ave- 
nue 15.4 

On West 22nd street, 723 feet 
west of South Western ave- 
nue 15.2 

On South Western avenue, 300 
feet south of south line of 
West 22nd street 13.0 

On West 21st street, 179 feet 
west of west line of South 
Western avenue 13.5 

On 83rd place at intersection of 
Harper . avenue (Jefferson 
avenue) 6.5 

On 84th. street at intersection 
of Harper avenue (Jefferson 
avenue) 4.8 

On Stony Island avenue, 300 
feet south of south line of 
East 84th street 4.5 

On West Harrison street, 100 
feet east of South Rockwell 
street 13.8 

At the intersection of Grenshaw 
street and South Washtenaw 
avenue 14.0 

At the intersection of Grenshaw 
street and South Rockwell 
street 13.2 

On Taylor street, 747 feet west 
of South Campbell avenue. . . 10.0. 

At the intersection of Fillmore 
street and South Washtenaw 
avenue 14.ir 

On Foster avenue at east right- 
of-way line of Chicago, Mil- 
waukee & St. Paul Railroad 
(Wisconsin Division) 33.5 

On Foster avenue at west right- 
of-way line of Chicago, Mil- 
waukee & St. Paul Railroad 
(Wisconsin Division) 33.5 

On West Monroe street 35 feet 
east of east line of South 
Rockwell street produced 
north 14.2 

On West Monroe street 135 feet 
east of South Rockwell street 
produced north 14.7 






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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



3043 



Elevations 
(In Feet) 

On Wilcox street (avenue) 130 
feet east of South Rockwell 
street • 14.5 

On South Rockwell street 100 
feet south of West Jackson 
boulevard 15.0 

At the intersection of South 

. Rockwell street and Gladys 
avenue 15.0 

At the intersection of South 
Rockwell street and West 
Van Buren street 14.6 

On South Rockwell street 75 
feet south of West Van 
Buren street 14.2 

On South Rockwell street 95 
feet north of West Van Buren- 
street 15.0 

At the intersection of West 
Congress street and South 
Rockwell street 11.0 

On South Rockwell street 100 
feet south of West 'Congress 
street 14.0 

On South Rockwell street 100 
feet north of West Congress 
street 14.0 

On South Rockwell street 125 
feet north of West Harrison 
street 14.0 

At the intersection of Wilcox 
street (avenue) and the 
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chi- 
cago & St. Louis Railroad. . . 16.1 

On Wilcox street (avenue) 100 
feet west o^f South Campbell 
avenue 14.5 

At the intersection of East 79th 
street and Greenwood avenue 6.0 

At the intersection of East 79th 
street and Wbodlawn avenue 6.5 

On East 79th street at east 
right-of-way line of Illinois 
Central Railroad 7.5 

On East 79th street at west 
right-of-way line of Illinois 
Central Railroad 7.0 

On East 79th street at east 
. right-of-way line of New 



Elevations 
(In Feet) 

York, Chicago & St. Louis 
Railroad 8.0 

On West Madison street at east 
curb line of South Rockwell 
street (Depot street) 17.1 

Section 2. That this ordinance 
shall be in force from and after its 
passage. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



Local Transportation. 

The Committee on Local Trans- 
portation submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Capitain, deferred an^ ordered 
published : 

Chicago, January 29, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Trans- 
I^ortation, to whom was referred 
(October 2, 1916, page 1540) a com- 
munication from the Department of 
Public Works recommending that 
circles be marked and maiiitained 
upon street pavements to show the 
swings of street cars, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report that consideration 
of ■ the subject demonstrated the 
need of revising the provisions of 
The Chicago Code of 1911 with re- 
spect to vehicular traffic. Your 
Committee therefore recommends 
the passage of the accompanying 
three ordinances; the 'first provid- 
ing for the reservation of clear 
spaces to facilitate passengers 
boarding cars at designated locali- 
ties; the second amending Section 
2582 of The Chicago Code of 1911 
to revise the provisions relating to 
public cabs and cabstands; and the 
third amending Section 2437 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911 to prohibit ve- 
hicles from being "parked" during 
the hours from 7 to 10 A. M. and 
4 to 7 P. M. on streets containing 



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January 29, 1911. 



street car tracks within the district 
bounded by Wabash avenue, Lake 
street, Market street and Van Buren 
street [ordinances printed in 
Pamphlet No. 685]. 

Respectfully isubmitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Capitain, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 29, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, to whom was referred 
(November 27, 1916, page 2226) a 
petition for restoration of "Indiana- 
47th" street car line, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave .to report and recommend the 
passage of the accompanying ordi- 
nance providing* for routing of 
Through-Route No. 3 east in 47th 
street from Indiana avenue [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 685]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 

y ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Capitain, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 29, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, which was in receipt of 
the attached communication from 
the Commissioner of Public Works 
recommending that the street rail- 
way tracks of the Chicago General 
Electric Railway Company be re- 
moved from Federal street, Ply- 
mouth court, 14th street and Dear- 



born street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re-^ 
port and recommend the passage of 
the accompanying order. 

The tracks of this company seem 
to have been abandoned for several 
years and are obstructing the 
streets they occupy. The ordinances 
of the company expired in 1916: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner, 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by directed to remove the abandon-, 
ed street railway tracks located in 
Federal street, from Harrison street 
to Polk street, in Plymouth court 
from Polk street to 14th street, in 
14th street from Plymouth court to 
Dearborn street and in Dearborn 
street from 14th street to Archer 
avenue, and to restore said streets 
to their original condition. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 



Judiciary. 

The Committee on Judiciary sub- 
mitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Kerner, der 
ferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 24, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred (December 28, 
1916, page 2658) an ordinance regu- 
lating the manner and places in 
which the "Star-Spangled Banner" 
may be played, sung or rendered, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the substi- 
tute ordinance herewith submitted 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
683]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Otto Kerner, 

Chairman, 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 



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motion of Aid. Kerner, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 24, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago m City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred (May 8, 1916, 
page 134) a resolution requesting 
the General Assembly to pass a 
Bill for local control over local pub- 
lic utilities, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend thai the Bill 
herewith submitted be transmitted 
to the General Assembly of the State 
of Illinois with the request that it 
be enacted into law [Bill printed in 
Pamphlet No. 684]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Otto Kerner, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Kerner, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 24, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred (January 19, 
1917, page 2910) a resolution re- 
questing that an attached memorial 
petitioning the General Assembly to 
grant to the Gity of Chicago "home 
rule" over local public utilities, be 
made the memorial of the City 
Council and that a copy thereof be 
forwarded by the City Clerk to the 
Governor, the Lieutenant-Governor 
and to each member of the General 
Assembly, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the adoption of 
said resolution [resolution and 
memorial printed in Pamphlet No. 
684]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(^igned) Otto Kerner, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
a report as follows : ' 

Chicago, January 24, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred (January 11, 
1917, page 2810) an order for an 
ordinance for the examination and 
licensing of operators of passenger 
elevators, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that said order be 
referred to your Committee on 
License. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Otto Kerner, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Kerner moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



License. 



The Committee on License sub- 
mitted the following report: 

Chicago, January 25, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to 
whom was referred (January 19, 
1917, page 2877) a petition from the 
Mutual Film Corporation and others 
urging a change in the method of 
censoring motion-picture films, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and 
recommend that said petition be 
referred to your Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Toman, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 



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January 29, 1917 



Aid. Toman moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Buildings and City Hall. 

The Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Pretzel, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, January 26, 1917. 

To the Mauor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(November 27, 1916, page 2256) an 
'Order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to permit 
John Bielitowski to maintain and 
occupy flat as constructed in the 
second story of building at 3351 
North Kedvale avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
hereby are authorized and directed 
to permit John Bielitowski to mam- 
tain and occupy second-story flat in 
building located at 3351 North 
Kedvale avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 26, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(January 19s 1917, page 2927) an 
order directing issuance of a per- 



mit to Frank Gallina to erect 
addition to building at 1709 W4§\ 
69th street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage oi 
said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
hereby are directed to allow Fran-Is 
Gallina, to erect and maintain ad(M- 
tion to building at 1709 West 69lh 
street, as per plans to be submittted 
to the Commissioner of Building, 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairmafi. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Ald» Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

iChic^go, January 26, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(Janaury 19, 1917, page 2925) an 
order directing the Commissioner ©f 
Buildings to permit the use 'Of 
wooden frames and sash and or- 
dinary glass in the construction of 
the Unity Evangelical Lutheran 
Church building at the northeast 
corner of Balmoral and Magnolia 
avenues, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage 
of the following substitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he hereby is 
directed to permit the use of 
wooden frames and sash and or- 
dinary glass in lieu of metal frames 
and sash and wired glass in the con- 
struction of the Unity Evangelical 
Lutheran Church building at the 
northeast corner of Balmoral and 
Magnolia avenues. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



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NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS. 



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ALSO, 



The same committee submitted a 
eport as follows : 

Chicago, January 26, 1917. 
"o the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
ity Hall, to whom were referred 
(November 27, 1916, page 2235) 
an order directing the Commis- 
sioners of Buildings and Health 
to allow Mr. Hruby to complete 
construction of flat in basement 
of building at 1827 West 17th 
street; 

(January 11, 1917, page 2822) 
an order directing the issuance of 
a permit to Robert A. Koch to 
construct a garage at 3235 Fuller- 
ton avenue; and, 

(January 11, 1917, page 2818) 
an order directing the Commis- 
sioners of Buildings and Health 
to allow R. Tabaczk'a to maintain 
llat as constructed in rear of 
building at 2229 North Seeley 
avenue, 

aving had the same under advise- 
lent, beg leave to report and 
•^commend that said orders be 
laced on file. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
msideration of said report. 

I Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
I lid report. 
The motion prevailed. 



11 Matters Presented by the Alder- 
men; and Special Assessment, 
Improvement and Repealing Or- 
dinances Submitted by the Board 
of Local Improvements (Said 
Matters Having Been Presented 
in Order, by Wards, Beginning 
with the First Ward). 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Kenna presented a petition 



of the Kaiserhof Hotel for permis- 
sion to maintain building at 320-8 
South Clark street without instal- 
lation of an automatic sprinkler 
system, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to R. S. Isaacs to 
erect and maintain an electric 
sign to project over the sidewalk 
in front of the premises known 
and described as No. 29i North 
Clark street. Said sign to be two 
feet and eight inches (2' 8") wide 
and eight feet and nine inches 
(8' 9"). long. Said electric sign 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Gas and Electricity of the City of 
Chicago. This permit is issued 
subject to revocation by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to S. Kamfner to erect and 
maintain a board sign, 3 feet by 
6 feet, across sidewalk in front of 
premises known as 39 South 
Market street. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Noah Pyle to erect and 
maintain a wooden clock sign, 
twenty inches by fifty-six inches, 
m front of the premises situate 



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January 29, 191 



and known as No. 2614 South 
Park avenue. This permit is is- 
sued subject to the revocation of 
the Mayor at any time at his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Coughlin presented two or- 
dinances for amendment of ordi- 
nances passed July 17, 1911, as 
amended, to prohibit the construc- 
tion or maintenance of any garage 
within forty feet of any building 
used for hospital, church or school 
purposes within the territory 
bounded b,y the Chicago River, Lake 
Michigan and Van Buren street, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Schwartz presented an order 
directing that A. Goldstein be per- 
mitted to maintain and use frame 
addition to building at 4737 South 
State street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Schwartz presented a claim 
of H. J. Friedman for a rebate of 
water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Hickey presented an ordi- 
nance providing for the vacation of 
part of the north-and-south alley in 
the block bounded by Archer 
avenue, Farrell street, Hillock 
street, and Throop street, in Far- 
rfell's Subdivision of Lot 4, Block 
21, Canal Trustees' Subdivision, 
fractional Section 29-39-14 (Frank- 
lin B. Baker, beneficiary), which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Doyle presented an ordinance 



providing for the vacation of pa 
of West 31st street east of Sou 
Robey street, and of Bross aveni 
between South Robey street -ai 
South Hoyne avenue, and also £ 
alley in the block bounded by Bro 
avenue. South Hoyne avenue, Sail 
Robey street and West 32nd stre 
(Charles B. Scoville, beneficiary 
which was 

Referred to the Committee. < 
Local Industries. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Nance presented the follow 
ing order, which was, on motio 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporatic 
Counsel be and he hereby 
directed to prepare and submit 
this Counsel at its next meetii 
an ordinance requiring property 
owners to keep the sidewall 
abutting on their holdings fr( 
of snow and ice and in a conditi< 
fit for safe travel. ' If in tl 
judgment of the Corporatic 
Counsel state legislation is neoei 
sary to bring about the objecl- 
this order, he hereby is direct( 
to prepare and submit at the ne 
Council meeting the necessai 
bill for an Act covering the sam 

Aid. Nance presented a claim* 
the United Cigar Stores Compai 
for a rebate of water rates, whi( 
was 

Referred to the Committee i 
Finance. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Merriam presented an ord( 
for the drafting of a bill for an A 
to authorize the City of Chicago 
adopt, by referendum vote, the "oil 
.manager" plan of governmer 
which was 

Referred to the Committee 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Merriam presented an ord( 
for consideration of the question 



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NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



3049 



dopting a unified form of local 
overnment for Chicago, and the 
est practical methods of obtammg 
. which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
^.idiciary. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Block presented the follow- 
ig resolution, which was, on mo- 
ion, duly adopted : 

Whereas, The Committee on 
•arks, Playgrounds and Beaches of 
tie City of Chicago has established 
nd is now maintaining on public 
chooi property, adjoining public 
ichools, sixty-three playgrounds; 
nd 

Whereas, The educational rec- 
eation for which these playgrounds 
ffer facilities should be under the 
ontrol and management of the 
board of Education, and 

Whereas, The dual supervision 
f the City and the Board of Educa- 
ion over the same school property 
s not conducive to economy, and 

Whereas, The Board of Educa- 
ion has not now the necessary 
)0wer to take over and operate 
hese playgrounds, which action 
^-ould be to the best interest of the 
ity and the public; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Mayor of the 
:ity of Chicago appoint a committee 
)f three aldermen to further such 
legislation in the General Assembly 
'it Springfield as w^ould -enable the 
Board of Education to take over 
md operate these playgrounds. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Klaus presented an order 
lirecting issuance of a permit to 
31ack & Co6per Lumber Company 
.0 construct a frame shelter shed at 
1325-1 Loomis street, w^hich was 

Referred to^ the Committee on 
buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. McNichols presented a claim 



of A. Peters for compensation for 
damage to property, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



FOURTEENTH WARD.' 

Aid. Smith presented an order 
directing consideration of the ques- 
tion of having express trains on the 
Chicago and Oak Park Elevated 
Railroad make stops at North Kedzie 
avenue or North Oakley boulevard,, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Smith presented an order 
directing revocation of a permit 
issued for the erection of a public 
garage and machine shop at the 
northeast corner of Walnut street 
and North Oakley boulevard, and 
directing consideration of the sign- 
ing of frontage-consent petitions by 
the Board of Education for erection 
of similar buildings, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented the fol- 
low^ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby instructed to repo^rt 
to the City Council at the earliest 
possible date all premises paying 
fifty ($50.00) dollars a year or 
more for water service who are 
not complying with Sections 2747 
and 2785 of The Chicago Code of 
1911. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Link presented an ordinance 
making it unlawful to permit dogs 
in stores and other places where 
foodstuffs are sold or are on display, 
which w^as 




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Referred to the Gommittee on 
Health. 

Aid. Link presented a claim of the 
Bismarck Garden Company for a 
refund of license fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Pretzel presented an ordi- 
nance for amendment of an ordi- 
nance passed January 19, 1917, 
amending Section 649 of The Chi- 
cago Code of 1911, relative to the 
construction of roofs on mill- 
constructed buildings equipped with 
sprinkler systems. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
•ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, DePriest, 
Werner, Richert, Doyle, McCormick,' 
Nance, Merriam, Kimball, Tyden, 
Cross, -Vanderbilt, Block, Klaus 
iMcNichols, Cullerton, Krumdick' 
Kerner, Novak, Anderson, Home, 
Lawley, Smith, Rodriguez, Zwiefka, 
Sitts, Walkowiak, Murray, Healy,' 
Powers, Bowler, Miller, Franz, Gei- 
ger. Walker, Ellison, Bauler, Wal- 
lace, Gnadt, Capitain, Lipps, Pret- 
zel, Kennedy, Watson, Littler, 
Adamow^ski, Hrubec, Byrne, Wm. J. 
Lynch, O'Toole, Kearns, Pegram, 
Buck, Michaelson, Blaha, Toman, 
Janke, Thos. J. Lynch— 59. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance 
passed January 19, 1917, page 2958 
of the Journal, amending Section 
■649 of The Chicago Code of 1911, 
relative to roof construction on 
mill-constructed buildings, be and 



the same is hereby amended by iii 
serting therein after the won 
"equipped" in the 14th line of S^ 
tion 1 the word "throughout", ap 
by inserting therein after the w#i 
"system" in the 15th line of sfi. 
Section 1 the words "subject to S 
approval of the Chief of Fire Pre 
vention and Public Safety". 

Section 2. This ordinance shal 
be in force and effect from and aflei 
its passage and approval. 

Aid. Pretzel presented an or# 
nance providing for the vacation © 
parts of the north-and-south aUej 
in the block bounded by Berteai 
avenue, North Clark street, Greea- 
view avenue and Melville aveniie 
in. Albert Sulzer's Subdivision, S. W 
%, Section 17-40-14 (estate ol 
Frederick Sulzer, beneficiary) 
which was 

Referred to the Committee m 
Streets and Alleys. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Byrne presented a claim of 
Mary O'Connell for compensation 
for damage to property, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Rea presented an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of part 
of the north-and-south alley in tb'e 
block bounded by West 84th street, 
West 83rd street, South Robey 
street and South Winchester 
avenue, in Block 1, Moyer's Subdi- 
vision, S. E. 1/4, Section 31-38-14 
(The Chicago Title and Trust Com- 
pany, trustee, beneficiary), whiph 
was 

Referred to the Committee i 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Rea presented a claim of 
Mrs. E. L. Gupitill for a rebate of 
water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



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3051 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Michaelson presented an 
Mider directing that permission be 
jrranted for alterations in building 
it 2305 North Lockwood avenue, 
|vhich was 

j Referred to the Committee 
Buildings and City Hall. 



on 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Toman presented the follow- 
ng orders., which were, on motion, 
luly passed : 

Ordered, That the City Clerk be 
and he hereby is directed to re- 
port at once to this body the date 
of the execution' of the contract 
between the City of Chicago and 
the Sanitary District of Chicago 
for street lighting, and, further, 
that he report to this body the 
names of the chairman and mem- 
bers of the Committee on Finance 
of the City Council at the time of 
the execution of said contract. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Lehr Brothers to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at the 
northwest corner of South Hard- 
ing avenue and West 22nd street. 
Said barber pole shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
"time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Lehr Brothers to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at 
the edge of the sidewalk in front 
of 3936 West 22nd street. Said 
l)arber pole shall b